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Indigenous AOD Workers' Wellbeing Resources

Handbook for Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Work

Type: Book
Author: Lee, K., Freeburn, B., Ella, S., Miller, W., Perry, J. & Conigrave, K. (Eds).
Publisher: University of Sydney
Year: 2012

This handbook provides everyday practical information for working in the alcohol and other drugs (AOD) field with a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients. It is based on the clinical and cultural experiences of the authors who have worked in a range of settings from large urban environments through to small remote communities.

The handbook contains information on AOD work, including:

  • clinical treatment
  • prevention
  • early intervention
  • harm reduction
  • tips for workers.

The handbook was written for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander AOD workers, mental health workers, and other health professionals working in this field. The handbook can help workers respond to the range of alcohol and drug issues they face every day. It could also assist people working in the areas of policy advancement or who are advocating for change.

Hard copies of this resource may be ordered through the publisher's website: http://www.fare.org.au/shopping/aboriginal-alcohol-and-drug-handbook/.

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