December 6, 2012

BRIEF INTERVENTION FOR ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PEOPLE

The National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) have published a report titled "Brief Intervention: Increasing access to the full range of treatment services for alcohol problems for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians".  The report reviews the literature on the uptake of alcohol treatment amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, in order to increase access to earlier treatment, particularly via brief interventions.  The report found limited access to culturally appropriate voluntary treatment services for alcohol problems, but found an over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander undergoing involuntary treatment.

Download "Brief Intervention: Increasing access to the full range of treatment services for alcohol problems for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians"  (123Kb PDF)