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Prevention and treatment

2014

Dudgeon P, Milroy H, Walker R, eds. (2014)

Working together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and wellbeing principles and practice.

Perth, WA: Department of The Prime Minister and Cabinet, Australia

This book was developed as an information source for health professionals working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with social and emotional wellbeing issues. The book contains comprehensive and culturally appropriate information to educate and assist health professionals who work with Indigenous clients.

The book is divided into six parts:

  • history and contexts
  • issues and influences
  • standards, principles and practice
  • assessment and management
  • working with children, families and communities
  • healing models and programs.

Many of the book chapters were authored by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and Indigenous artwork features throughout the book.

Telethon Kids Institute abstract

Adams K, Halacas C, Cincotta M, Pesish C (2014)

Mental health and Victorian Aboriginal people: what can data mining tell us?.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 20(4): 350-355

Alati R (2014)

In Western Australia, 70% of mothers of babies with fetal alcohol syndrome did not have an alcohol-related diagnosis recorded during pregnancy: cohort study.

Evidence-Based Nursing; 17(3): 78

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations: online services report - key results 2012 - 13.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Alcohol and other drug treatment and diversion from the Australian criminal justice system: 2012-13.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2012 - 13.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents data on alcohol and other drug treatment agencies and the episodes of treatment provided in Australia for 2012-2013. The most common principal drugs of concern were alcohol, cannabis, amphetamines and heroin, and counselling was the most common type of treatment.

The report shows that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were more likely to be provided with withdrawal management than other Australians, and were around three times as likely to have received pharmacotherapy treatment than the non-Indigenous population. Data for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians is presented throughout the report.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Australia’s health 2014: in brief.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Australia’s health 2014: the 14th biennial health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australia's health 2014 was released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare as the fourtenth edition of its biennial national health report. The report shows that Australia is one of the healthiest nations in the world, with most Australians generally have good health and access to a range of good health care services, but Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples continue to have much poorer health than the general population.

Health information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is included in various sections of the report but particularly in chapter 7 which compiles information about demographic profiles, health status, disability rates and service use. The section highlights that Indigenous Australians are continuing to die at much younger ages than non-Indigenous Australians. Indigenous Australians also continue to have a greater disease burden, higher rates of disability and a lower quality of life than other Australians. The section concludes with information on behaviours and health risk factors that shape the health status of Indigenous peoples such as tobacco use, alcohol misuse and illicit drug use.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Prisoner health services in Australia 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian National Council on Drugs (2014)

Mandatory treatment: position paper.

Canberra: Australian National Council on Drugs

Brett J, Lawrence L, Ivers R, Conigrave K (2014)

Outpatient alcohol withdrawal management for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Australian Family Physician; 43(8): 563-566

Calabria B, Clifford A, Rose M, Shakeshaft AP (2014)

Tailoring a family-based alcohol intervention for Aboriginal Australians, and the experiences and perceptions of health care providers trained in its delivery.

BMC Public Health; 14: 322

Retrieved 7 April 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-322

Calabria B, Clifford A, Shakeshaft AP, Conigrave KM, Simpson L, Bliss D, Allan J (2014)

Identifying Aboriginal-specific AUDIT-C and AUDIT-3 cutoff scores for at-risk, high-risk, and likely dependent drinkers using measures of agreement with the 10-item Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test.

Addiction Science & Clinical Practice; 9: 17

Retrieved 1 September 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1940-0640-9-17

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2014)

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory: six-monthly progress report 1 January 2013 to 30 June 2013.

Canberra: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Forrest A (2014)

The Forrest review: creating parity.

Canberra: Indigenous Jobs and Training Review

Gray D, Wilson M, Allsop S, Saggers S, Wilkes E, Ober C (2014)

Barriers and enablers to the provision of alcohol treatment among Aboriginal Australians: a thematic review of five research projects.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 33(5): 482–490

Haber PS, Day CA (2014)

Overview of substance use and treatment from Australia.

Substance Abuse; 35(3): 304-308

Lovett R, Dance P, Guthrie J, Brown R, Tongs J (2014)

Walan Girri: developing a culturally mediated case management model for problematic alcohol use among urban Indigenous people.

Australian Health Review; 38(4): 440-446

National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (2014)

Alcohol and other drug treatment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Canberra: National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee

This paper was developed by the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (NIDAC) in response to the misperception that effective alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment is not available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The paper aims to reduce these misperceptions by outlining:
  • who can benefit from receiving treatment
  • what treatment is known to work
  • key principles that should guide the application of treatment
  • what constitutes effective treatment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The paper focuses upon interventions that are evidence-based and directly related to addressing
AOD use. It does not cover interventions that have a prevention focus.

Abstract adapted from the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (NIDAC)

Phillips NL, Milne B, Silsbury C, Zappia P, Zehetner A, Klineberg E, Towns S, Steinbeck K (2014)

Addressing adolescent substance use in a paediatric health-care setting.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 50(9): 726–731

Roche A, Trifonoff A, White M, Evans K, Battams S, Adams V, Scarfe A (2014)

From policy to implementation: child and family sensitive practice in the alcohol and other drugs sector.

Canberra: Australian National Council on Drugs

Stephens A (2014)

Systemic intervention practice at an Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol and other drugs treatment centre.

Systemic Practice and Action Research; 27(4): 309-323

Empowered communities case studies: Central Coast - Barang group: The Glen - alcohol and drug rehabilitation centres (Ngaimpe Aboriginal Corporation) (2014)

The Glen (Ngaimpe Aboriginal Corporation)

Thomas E, Degenhardt L, Alati R, Kinner S (2014)

Predictive validity of the AUDIT for hazardous alcohol consumption in recently released prisoners.

Drug and Alcohol Dependence; 134: 322-329

Vella VE, Deane FP, Kelly PJ (2014)

Comorbidity in detoxification: symptom interaction and treatment intentions.

Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment; in press(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsat.2014.07.016):

Victorian Auditor-General (2014)

Accessibility of mainstream services for Aboriginal Victorians.

Melbourne: Victorian Auditor-General's Office

Wallace GP (2014)

What can circle sentencing courts tell us about drug and alcohol problems affecting Aboriginal communities?.

Medical Journal of Australia; 200(11): 675-677

Warhaft G (2014)

A travellin’ man.

Of Substance; 12(1): 22-23

This publication contains an article on the Makin' tracks outreach program which focuses on Aboriginal communities across South Australia as well as the Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia.

The article focuses on Jimmy Perry, one of two project officers, who has been with the program for over 11 years. He discloses the challenges as well as the positive results which have come out of the program's implementation across Australia.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Wheeler A, Crozier M, Robinson G, Pawlow N, Mihala G (2014)

Assessing and responding to hazardous and risky alcohol and other drug use: the practice, knowledge and attitudes of staff working in mental health services.

Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy; 21(3): 234-243

2013

Aboriginal Peak Organisations of the Northern Territory (2013)

Not under the influence of evidence: a sober critique of the NT Alcohol Mandatory Treatment Bill: APO NT Submission on the NT Alcohol Mandatory Treatment Bill.

Canberra: National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

Ah Chee D, Boffa J (2013)

Damming the 'rivers of grog' : a partnership between NDRI and Aboriginal community controlled health services in the Northern Territory.

CentreLines; (37): 2-3

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2010-11: state and territory findings.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2011-12.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents data on alcohol and other drug treatment agencies and the episodes of treatment provided in Australia for 2011-2012. Alcohol was the most common principal drug of concern, accounting for almost half of these closed episodes, and counselling was the most common type of treatment. The report shows that Indigenous Australians were more likely to use alcohol, cannabis and amphetamines than non-Indigenous Australians, although Indigenous Australians were more likely to abstain from alcohol than non-Indigenous Australians. Data for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians is presented throughout the report.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Berry SL (2013)

Culture in treatment for Aboriginal Australian men in New South Wales residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) thesis, University of Wollongong: Wollongong

Best E, Raymond J (2013)

An innovative model for delivering culturally safe Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Services in Aboriginal Maternal and Infant Health Services in NSW.

Women and Birth; 26(1): S15–S16

Burns L, Breen C (2013)

It's time to have the conversation: understanding the treatment needs of women who are pregnant and alcohol dependent.

Sydney: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

Calabria B, Clifford A, Shakeshaft A, Allan J, Bliss D, Doran C (2013)

The acceptability to Aboriginal Australians of a family-based intervention to reduce alcohol-related harms.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 32(3): 328–332

Clifford A, Shakeshaft T, Deans C (2013)

Training and tailored outreach support to improve alcohol screening and brief intervention in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 32(1): 72–79

Closing the Gap Clearinghouse (2013)

Diverting Indigenous offenders from the criminal justice system.

Canberra: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

d'Abbs P, Chenhall R (2013)

Spirituality and religion in response to substance misuse among Indigenous Australians.

Substance Use & Misuse; 48(12): 1114-1129

d'Abbs P, Togni S, Rosewarne C, Boffa J (2013)

The Grog Mob: lessons from an evaluation of a multi-disciplinary alcohol intervention for Aboriginal clients.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 37(5): 450–456

Day A, Francisco A, Jones R (2013)

Programs to improve interpersonal safety in Indigenous communities: evidence and issues.

Canberra: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2013)

Closing the gap in the Northern Territory monitoring report: January to June 2012.

Canberra: Australian Government

Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (2013)

10 years on: an analysis of the progress made in preventing alcohol-related harms since the 2003 NSW Summit on Alcohol Abuse.

Deakin ACT: Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education

Haswell MR, Blignault I, Fitzpatrick S, Jackson Pulver L (2013)

The social and emotional wellbeing of Indigenous youth: reviewing and extending the evidence and examining its implications for policy and practice.

Sydney: Muru Marri, University of New South Wales

Jenner L, Lee N (2013)

Screening for substance use and related issues by specialist alcohol, tobacco and other drug treatment and support services in the ACT: discussion paper.

Canberra: Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT

Johnston L, Doyle J, Morgan B, Atkinson-Briggs S, Firebrace B, Marika M, Reilly R, Cargo M, Riley T, Rowley K (2013)

A review of programs that targeted environmental determinants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 10(8): 3518-3542

Lee KSK, Dawson A, Conigrave KM (2013)

The role of an Aboriginal women's group in meeting the high needs of clients attending outpatient alcohol and other drug treatment.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 32(6): 618–626

Lindeman M, Flouris A, Lopes J (2013)

Youth programs in remote central Australian Aboriginal communities 2013.

Darwin: Centre for Remote Health

This report provides information on a study undertaken to explore the enablers and barriers of youth programs in remote Central Australian Indigenous communities.

The report includes the aims and methodology of the study, a literature review and recommendations, with the findings organised into these topics:

  • background of Central Australian young people development programs
  • important elements of youth development programs
  • defining features of youth programs
  • youth program workforce
  • youth program outcomes
  • collaboration and relationships
  • resources and infrastructure
  • the context of service delivery in remote communities
  • 'youth-centred, context-specific' services

The study was conducted in partnership between the Centre for Remote Health (CRH) and the Central Australian Youth Link-Up Service (CAYLUS).

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Low J, Gray D, Allsop S, Wilkes T, Garrison E (2013)

Enhancing the management of alcohol-related problems among Indigenous Australians: implementation plan.

Perth: National Drug Research Institute

MacLean S, Berends L, Mugavin J (2013)

Factors contributing to the sustainability of alcohol and other drug interventions in Australian community health settings.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 19(1): 53-58

McCalman J, Tsey K, Bainbridge R, Shakeshaft A, Singleton M, Doran C (2013)

Tailoring a response to youth binge drinking in an Aboriginal Australian community: a grounded theory study.

BMC Public Health; 13: 726

Retrieved 7 August 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-13-726

National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (2013)

An economic analysis for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander offenders: prison vs residential treatment.

Canberra: Australian National Council on Drugs

This report was commissioned by the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee to:

  • identify the patterns and prevalence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the prison system
  • outline the impacts and implications of incarceration for Indigenous Australians
  • analyse the costs and benefits of addressing Indigenous problematic substance use with treatment, particularly residential rehabilitation, as compared to prison.

A number of sources of information, including a scan of relevant literature and data repositories and consultations with key stakeholders, were used to inform the analysis.

The report highlights the cost and health benefits of diversionary programs and community residential rehabilitation for Indigenous people who have been convicted of non-violent, substance use related offences.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Council (2013)

Funding of alcohol and other drug interventions and services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Canberra: National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Council

National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Council (2013)

NIDAC online consultation: a professional body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol and other drug workers.

Canberra: National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Council

New South Wales Parliament General Purpose Standing Committee No 2 (2013)

Drug and alcohol treatment.

Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales

Ober C, Dingle K, Clavarino A, Najman JM, Alati R, Heffernan EB (2013)

Validating a screening tool for mental health and substance use risk in an Indigenous prison population.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 32(6): 611–617

Spratley S, Donnelly N, Trimboli L (2013)

Health and wellbeing outcomes for defendants entering the Alcohol-MERIT program.

Sydney: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2013)

Report on government services 2013: Indigenous compendium.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This publication draws on the Report on government services 2013 to present data specific to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. It reports on the delivery of mainstream services to Indigenous people including services for:

  • childcare, education and training
  • justice
  • emergency management
  • health
  • community services
  • housing and homelessness.

Performance reporting focuses on the degree to which the objective for a service is met. The report details the objective (outcomes) for each service stated and the performance indicators measuring the achievement of each objective.

Improvements in reporting by Indigenous status has allowed for detailed reporting for Indigenous children enrolled and attending preschool and elapsed times for aged care services to Indigenous people.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Stephens A, Bohanna I, Graham D, Clough AR (2013)

Screening and assessment instruments for use in Indigenous-specific alcohol and drug treatment rehabilitation.

Journal of Tropical Psychology; 3: e2(11)

Retrieved 13 August 2013 from http://journals.cambridge.org/abstract_S1838990213000021

Tan WY, Johnson M (2013)

A report into the effectiveness of civil commitment in the treatment of alcoholism, and its suitability for implementation the Northern Territory.

Canberra: National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO)

Long-term harmful use of alcohol remains a large problem in the Northern Territory and a model of civil commitment for 'problem drinkers' has been proposed. This planned system has been strongly criticised on a number of ethical, moral and legal grounds.

This report explores existing evidence from studies on both civil and forensic mandatory rehabilitation, in order to evaluate if it would be an effective form of treatment for alcohol dependent persons, and appropriate to implement such a system in the Northern Territory.

The report concludes that given the lack of evidence for the effectiveness of civil commitment and the potentially significant impact upon the freedoms of individuals, families and the communities, it could be difficult to justify the proposal.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Taylor K, Dingwall K, Lindeman M, Lopes J, Grant L (2013)

Aboriginal youth suicide in Central Australia: developing a consistent data system and referral pathway.

Darwin: Centre for Remote Health

The Kirby Institute (2013)

Highlighting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research at The Kirby Institute.

Sydney: The Kirby Institute

Ware V-A (2013)

Mentoring programs for Indigenous youth at risk.

Canberra: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

This report examines evidence and provides information on effective mentoring programs for Indigenous young people at risk of engaging in antisocial and risky behaviours. The report provides detailed information on:

  • risk and protective factors relating to antisocial and risky behaviours
  • mentoring programs and how they work
  • principles for effective mentoring of at-risk Indigenous youth
  • characteristics of effective mentoring relationships
  • ineffective mentoring practices
  • current gaps in research.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Western Australian Council of Social Service, Western Australian Association for Mental Health, Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (2013)

Justice and community safety in Western Australia: a call for efficient investment in effective outcomes.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Council of Social Service

This report outlines offending and justice issues in Western Australia (WA), and recommends a policy shift to 'justice reinvestment', an approach that aims to address the risk factors of crime, crime prevention, and adequate rehabilitation of offenders. This report provides details on:

  • current levels of offending in WA and the economic costs associated with these levels
  • the health and social determinants of offending
  • the role of the community sector
  • barriers to the adoption of a 'justice reinvestment' approach in WA
  • the 'delivering community services in partnership' policy in WA
  • recommendations.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2012

Allan J, Kemp M, Golden A (2012)

The prevalence of cognitive impairment in a rural in-patient substance misuse treatment programme.

Mental Health and Substance Use; 5(4): 303-313

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services report, 2010-11: OATSIH services reporting - key results.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents the main findings from the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) Services Reporting data collection. Data were collected by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) from primary health-care services, substance use services and Bringing Them Home and Link Up counselling services that received funding through OATSIH in 2010-11. The health services included those provided through Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal community controlled health organisations.

The information covered the number of clients seen, episodes of care and client contacts. This information helps to inform Indigenous health policy, and program development and implementation. Primary health care services provided 2.5 million episodes of care to about 428,000 Indigenous clients; substance use services provided treatment and assistance to about 28,600 clients and Bringing Them Home and Link Up counselling services were accessed by about 11,800 clients.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2010-11: report on the National Minimum Data Set.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services National Minimum Data Set 2012–13: specifications and collection manual.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

The Alcohol and other drug treatment services National Minimum Data Set 2012-13: specifications and collection manual is a reference for those collecting and supplying data for the Alcohol and other drug treatment services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS-NMDS), including Australian Government and state and territory government staff, and AOD treatment agency staff. Major changes to the 2012-13 edition include:

  • an update to the 'Principal drug of concern' data item to align with the Australian Standard Classification of Drugs of Concern (2011)
  • the inclusion of additional data elements to enable the number of clients receiving treatment to be estimated.

Abstract adapted from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Berry SL, Crowe TP, Deane FP, Billingham M, Bhagerutty Y (2012)

Growth and empowerment for Indigenous Australians in substance abuse treatment.

International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction; 10(6): 970-983

Brady M (2012)

The National Drug Strategy and Indigenous Australians: missed opportunities and future challenges [the James Rankin Oration 2011].

Drug and Alcohol Review; 31(6): 747–753

Chenhall R, Senior K (2012)

Treating Indigenous Australians with alcohol/drug problems: assessing quality of life.

Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly; 30(2): 130-145

Commissioner for Children and Young People WA (2012)

Building blocks: best practice programs that improve the wellbeing of children and young people – edition one.

Perth: Commissioner for Children and Young People WA

This report, prepared by the Commissioner for Children and Young People in Western Australia, provides the details of 82 evidence-based programs from WA and across Australia. These programs demonstrate best or promising practice and all aim to increase the wellbeing of children and young people. Each program addresses at least one of the eight areas of wellbeing:

  • health and safety
  • education
  • material wellbeing
  • family and peer relationships
  • participation
  • subjective wellbeing
  • behaviours and risks
  • environment.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Conigrave K, Freeman B, Caroll T, Simpson L, Kylie Lee KS, Wade V, Kiel K, Ella S, Becker K, Freeburn B (2012)

The Alcohol Awareness project: community education and brief intervention in an urban Aboriginal setting.

Health Promotion Journal of Australia; 23(3): 219-225

Conigrave KM, Lee KSK (2012)

Smoking or alcohol dependence among Indigenous Australians: treatment may be needed, not just education.

Heart, Lung and Circulation; 21(10): 626–631

d'Abbs P (2012)

Problematizing alcohol through the eyes of the other: alcohol policy and Aboriginal drinking in the Northern Territory, Australia.

Contemporary Drug Problems; 39(3): 371-396

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory: a ten year commitment to Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory (2012)

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Drug and Alcohol Office WA (2012)

The impact of liquor restrictions in Kununurra and Wyndham: a twelve month review.

Perth: Drug and Alcohol Office WA

Drug and Alcohol Office WA (2012)

The impact of liquor restrictions in Kununurra and Wyndham: Six month review.

Perth: Drug and Alcohol Office WA

Elliott E, Latimer J, Fitzpatrick J, Oscar J, Carter M (2012)

There's hope in the valley.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 48(3): 190-192

Fitzpatrick JP, Elliott EJ, Latimer J, Carter M, Oscar J, Ferreira M, Olson HC, Lucas B, Doney R, Salter C, Peadon E, Hawkes G, Hand M (2012)

The Lililwan Project: study protocol for a population-based active case ascertainment study of the prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) in remote Australian Aboriginal communities.

BMJ Open; 2(3): e000968

Retrieved 3 May 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2012-000968

Jayaraj R, Thomas M, Thomson V, Griffin C, Mayo L, Whitty M, d Abbs P, Nagel T (2012)

High risk alcohol-related trauma among the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the Northern Territory.

Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy; 7: 33

Retrieved 3 August 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1747-597X-7-33

Jayaraj R, Thomas M, Kavanagh D, d’Abbs P, Mayo L, Thomson V, Griffin C, Nagel T (2012)

Study protocol: Screening and Treatment of Alcohol-Related Trauma (START) – a randomised controlled trial.

BMC Health Services Research; 12: 371

Retrieved 29 October 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-12-371

John Scougall Consulting Services (2012)

Keeping people safe: an evaluation of the Nyoongar Patrol Outreach Service.

Perth: Australian Policy Online

Lee L, Midford R, Malone S (2012)

The Dampier Peninsula Prevention Project: working with a group of remote Australian Aboriginal communities to address alcohol and drug use.

International Journal of Health Promotion and Education; 50(3): 111-124

Memmott P, Nash D (2012)

No wrong door? Managing Indigenous homelessness in Mt Isa.

Brisbane: Institute for Social Science Research

National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (2012)

Addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Australia.

Canberra: National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee

This report was produced by the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee as a position paper on Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). The report contains an overview of FASD in Australia, including the health and social impacts of alcohol use during pregnancy. The report also contains recommendations to address the condition, which include:

  • implementing broad ranging social marketing campaigns to raise awareness of FASD, and the risks to the fetus or baby if the mother consumes alcohol while pregnant and breastfeeding
  • supporting health professionals and services through the development of national policy and clinical practice guidelines, as well as workforce development and training.

NIDAC officially released this position paper on the opening day of the NIDAC conference (6 June 2012).

Abstract adapted from National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee

Next Step Drug and Alcohol Services, Drug and Alcohol Office Workforce Development Branch (2012)

A brief guide to the assessment and treatment of alcohol dependence.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Drug and Alcohol Office

These clinical guidelines have been developed for use by doctors and nurses when assessing and treating a patient with alcohol dependence.

Information includes:

  • assessment
  • mental state assessment for the alcohol dependent patient
  • physical examination
  • screening and monitoring
  • treating alcohol dependence and withdrawal
  • relapse prevention treatments
  • counselling
  • useful resources.

This resource is not Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-specific.

Abstract adapted from the Drug and Alcohol Office of Western Australia

Northern Territory Government (2012)

Enough is enough: alcohol reform report July 2011 to end March 2012.

Darwin: Northern Territory Government

Office of the Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services (2012)

Office of the Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services report: June 2011 to August 2012.

Darwin: Office of the Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services

This is the first of two annual reports that examine the objectives, strategies and funding arrangements of agreements that form the basis of the partnership between the Commonwealth and Northern Territory (NT) governments aimed at closing the gap in living conditions and social outcomes for Aboriginal Territorians.

The geographies assessed in the report include; Territory growth towns, Community living areas, town camps, homelands, communities and outstations.

The report focuses on four major themes arising from the approach taken by governments in relation to Aboriginal people since the NT emergency response (NTER) commenced in 2007 and reflected in the Stronger futures arrangements proposed for the next ten years. These are:

  • transparency and accountability
  • the balance between the crisis and developmental aspects of initiatives under both the NTER and Stronger futures
  • the marginalisation of Aboriginal people in decision making and resource allocation
  • the lack of long-term planning and capacity development within Aboriginal towns, particularly the transfer of service delivery from Aboriginal organisations to the non-Indigenous, non-profit sector.
The report makes twelve recommendations in the following areas:population and mobility; one-stop shop business centres; accountability and transparency; prioritisation of investments; community safety; early childhood; education; youth services review; labour force participation; workforce development (housing); housing; and health (morgues).

Abstract adapted from Office of the Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services report

South Australian Department for Health and Ageing (2012)

South Australian Department for Health and Ageing annual report 2011-12.

Adelaide: South Australian Department for Health and Ageing

The Kirby Institute (2012)

Highlighting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research at The Kirby Institute.

Sydney: The Kirby Institute

The Australian Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander health program was established at the Kirby Institute in 2007, with an aim to close the gap in the health disparity between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians. The key focus of the Institute's work is sexual health and blood borne viruses, working in collaboration with other key health sectors involved in substance use, offender health, and social and emotional wellbeing research.

This report outlines a number of projects being conducted by the Kirby Institute across Australia. Information for each project includes:

  • description of the project
  • Aboriginal community involvement
  • expected benefits to the community
  • investigators
  • collaborating organisations
  • funding body
  • contacts.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Turner-Walker J (2012)

Clash of the paradigms : night patrols in remote central Australia.

Masters in Criminal Justice thesis, University of Western Australia: Perth, WA

Pilbara liquor restrictions (2012)

Western Australian Department of Racing Gaming and Liquor

These factsheets contain information on liquor restrictions in the Pilbara region of Western Australia (WA). The factsheets detail liquor restrictions, effective as at 8 October 2012, in the following Pilbara towns:

  • Dampier
  • Karratha
  • Kumarina
  • Marble Bar
  • Mardie
  • Newman
  • Nullagine
  • Onslow
  • Pannawonica
  • Paraburdoo
  • Pardoo
  • Point Samson
  • Port Hedland and South Hedland
  • Sandfire Roadhouse
  • Tom Price
  • Whim Creek
  • Wickham.
The restrictions were imposed by the Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor WA, under section 64 of the Liquor Control Act 1988, in response to two reports submitted to the Director by WA Police and the West Pilbara Alcohol Management Group.

Abstract adapted from Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor WA

2011

Allan J, Campbell M (2011)

Improving access to hard-to-reach services: a soft entry approach to drug and alcohol services for rural Australian Aboriginal communities.

Social Work in Health Care; 50(6): 443-465

Allan J, Kemp M (2011)

Aboriginal and non Aboriginal women in New South Wales non government organisation (NGO) drug and alcohol treatment and the implications for social work: who starts, who finishes, and where do they come from?.

Australian Social Work; 64(1): 68-83

Attorney-General's Department (2011)

Government response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs report: Doing time – time for doing: Indigenous youth in the criminal justice system.

Barton, ACT: Attorney-General's Department

This report is the Australian Government's response to the findings and recommendations provided by the Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs in the Doing time - time for doing: Indigenous youth in the criminal justice system report, released in June 2011. The report presents 40 specific recommendations on how the government aims to take action to reduce the over-representation of young Indigenous people in the criminal justice system.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Human Rights Commission (2011)

Social justice report 2010.

Canberra: Australian Human Rights Commission

The Social justice report is the primary responsibility of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner. In the 2010 report the Commissioner reviews developments in the exercise of human rights by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the year July 2009 to July 2010.

The 2010 report comprises three chapters, each dealing in a different way with the common threads of 'relationship-building' and 'effective engagement'. In chapter 1 the Commissioner outlines his key priorities for his term as Social Justice Commissioner, before presenting an argument and framework for the implementation of the United Nations declaration on the rights of Indigenous peoples in Australia.

Chapter 2 is concerned with the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the broader Australian community. The Commissioner proposes constitutional recognition as a significant way to make real and tangible changes for all Australians. Included in this chapter are recommendations for a successful referendum, specifically emphasising the importance of engagement and education.

Chapter 3 is a case study of recent successes in the Fitzroy Valley, including community-led alcohol restrictions, an innovation model of local governance and a local community project to address Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. How these successes in Fitzroy Valley can be applied to the wider delivery of government programs and services is considered.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services report 2009–10: OATSIH Services Reporting - key results.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This publication reports on the major findings from the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) services reporting data collection, for the 2009-10 period. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) collects data from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care services, stand-alone substance use services, and Bringing Them Home and Link Up counselling services that have received funding from OATSIH. The publication provides information on the activity of these services including their operations, programs involved in, the number of clients seen, episodes of care and client contacts. This data assists in the development and implementation of Indigenous health policies and initiatives.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2009–2010: report on the National Minimum Data Set.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in New South Wales 2008-09: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS).

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in New South Wales 2009-10: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS).

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Queensland 2008-09: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS).

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Queensland 2009-10: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS).

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in South Australia 2008-09: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS).

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in South Australia 2009-10: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS).

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Tasmania 2008-09: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS).

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in the Australian Capital Territory 2008-09: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS).

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in the Australian Capital Territory 2009-10: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS).

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in the Northern Territory 2008-09: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS).

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in the Northern Territory 2009-10: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS).

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Victoria 2008-09: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS).

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Victoria 2009-10: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS).

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Western Australia 2008-09: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS).

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Western Australia 2009-10: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS).

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Review of the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian National Audit Office (2011)

Northern Territory night patrols.

Canberra: Australian National Audit Office

Beacroft L, Richards K, Andrevski H, Rosevear L (2011)

Community night patrols in the Northern Territory: toward an improved performance and reporting framework.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Bridge P (2011)

Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service's fetal alcohol spectrum disorders program: big steps, solid outcome.

Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin; 11(4): 1-8

Catto M (2011)

Alcohol use among Indigenous peoples: the harmful use of alcohol amongst Indigenous Australians.

The Chronicle; 20(1): 21

Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Incorporated (2011)

Rebuilding family life in Alice Springs and Central Australia: the social and community dimensions of change for our people.

Alice Springs, NT: Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Incorporated

Clark S (2011)

Health initiatives by Indigenous people in Australia.

The Lancet; 377(9783): 2066-2067

Clifford A, Jackson Pulver L, Richmond R, Shakeshaft A, Ivers R (2011)

Smoking, nutrition, alcohol and physical activity interventions targeting Indigenous Australians: rigorous evaluations and new directions needed.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 35(1): 38–46

Clifford A, Shakeshaft A, Deans C (2011)

How and when health-care practitioners in Aboriginal community controlled health services deliver alcohol screening and brief intervention, and why they don't: a qualitative study.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 30(2): 166-172

Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian (2011)

Views of young people in detention centres, Queensland, 2011.

Brisbane: Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian

Crundall I (2011)

Alcohol management in Kakadu.

The Chronicle; 20(1): 13-14

d'Abbs PHN (2011)

Alcohol restrictions in Indigenous communities: necessary but not sufficient.

Medical Journal of Australia; 194(10): 507

Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education, Public Health Association of Australia (2011)

Submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs: Inquiry into Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

Curtin, ACT: Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education

Government of Western Australia Drug and Alcohol Office (2011)

The impact of liquor restrictions in Halls Creek: quantitative data 24 month review.

Perth, WA: Drug and Alcohol Office

Gray DA, Wilkes ET (2011)

Alcohol restrictions in Indigenous communities: an effective strategy if Indigenous-led.

Medical Journal of Australia; 194(10): 508

Hine Moana A (2011)

Telling another story: looking for ways of working in partnership with Indigenous Australian people seeking help for alcohol and other drug problems from mainstream services.

Masters in Counselling thesis, Victoria University: Melbourne

Logan G, Bakos K (2011)

Our Healing Ways successful strategies for working with dual diagnosis issues, Aboriginal way.

Fitzroy, Vic: Victorian Dual Diagnosis Education and Training Unit

Margolis SA, Ypinazar VA, Muller R, Clough A (2011)

Increasing alcohol restrictions and rates of serious injury in four remote Australian Indigenous communities.

Medical Journal of Australia; 194(10): 503-506

Mazurski E, Withaneachi D, Kelly S (2011)

The NSW Sober Driver Program: recidivism rates and program parameters.

Menzies School of Health Research (2011)

Alcohol management plans: Alice Springs and Tennant Creek.

The Chronicle; 20(1): 12-13

Munro A, Allan J (2011)

Can family-focussed interventions improve problematic substance use in Aboriginal communities? A role for social work.

Australian Social Work; 64(2): 169-182

Nagel T, Kavanagh D, Barclay L, Trauer T, Chenhall R, Frendin J, Griffin C (2011)

Integrating treatment for mental and physical disorders and substance misuse in Indigenous primary care settings.

Australasian Psychiatry; 19(Supplement 1): S17-S19

National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (2011)

NIDAC implementation plan.

Canberra: National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee

Northern Territory Government (2011)

Enough is enough: alcohol reform report 20 October 2011.

Darwin: Northern Territory Government

NSW Centre for Road Safety (2011)

RTA local government road safety program: 2011/12 project funding guidelines for RSOs.

Sydney: Roads & Traffic Authority, NSW

This resource provides funding guidelines for the planning, development and implementation of local road safety projects using the Safe system approach during 2011/12, including projects for Indigenous communities.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Payne J, France K, Henley N, D'Antoine H, Bartu A, O'Leary C, Elliott E, Bower C (2011)

Changes in health professionals' knowledge, attitudes and practice following provision of educational resources about prevention of prenatal alcohol exposure and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology; 25(4): 316-327

Payne JM, France KE, Henley N, D'Antoine HA, Bartu AE, O'Leary CM, Elliott EJ, Bower C, Geelhoed E (2011)

RE-AIM evaluation of the Alcohol and Pregnancy Project: educational resources to inform health professionals about prenatal alcohol exposure and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

Evaluation & the Health Professions; 34(1): 57-80

Road Safety Advisory Council (2011)

Draft South Australian road safety strategy 2020 - Towards Zero Together.

Adelaide: Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure, South Australia

Rodas A, Bode A, Dolan K (2011)

Supply, demand and harm reduction strategies in Australian prisons: an update.

Canberra: National Drug and Alcohol Centre, University of New South Wales

Shaw G, Ray T, McFarland B (2011)

The outstation model of rehabilitation as practiced in Central Australia: the case for its recognition and acceptance.

Substance Use and Misuse; 46(s1): 114-118

Stearne A, Schnmit S, Gray D, Wilkes ET, Boffa J, Corcoran T (2011)

A program and its evaluation: the Safe and Sober Support Service.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 30(Supplement S1): 84

Western Australian Education and Health Standing Committee (2011)

Alcohol: reducing the harm and curbing the culture of excess.

Perth, WA: Parliament of Western Australia

2010

Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council (2010)

Improving Aboriginal participation in the MERIT program.

North Sydney, NSW: New South Wales Department of Health

Allan J (2010)

Engaging primary health care workers in drug and alcohol and mental health interventions.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 16(4): 311-318

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2010)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services report, 2008-09: OATSIH services reporting - key results.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services report, 2008-09, presents the main findings from the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) Services Reporting (OSR) data collection. Data for this report were collected by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) from primary health-care services, substance use services and Bringing Them Home and Link Up counselling service that received funding from the Australian Government through OATSIH in 2008-09. The information covers the numbers of clients seen, provision of care and staffing, and the types of care and group activities provided. This information informs Indigenous health policy, and program development and implementation.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2010)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2008–09: report on the National Minimum Data Set.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Calabria B, Doran CM, Vos T, Shakeshaft AP, Hall W (2010)

Epidemiology of alcohol-related burden of disease among Indigenous Australians.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 34(s1): S47-S51

Clifford A, Shakeshaft A (2010)

Evidence-based alcohol screening and brief intervention in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services: experiences of health-care providers.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 30(1): 55-62

Connors P, Bush R (2010)

'Back on Track' : an evaluation.

Brisbane: University of Queensland

Cotton R, Hardwick J, Chenhall R (2010)

Review of Aboriginal-specific drug and alcohol programs in NSW.

Ballina, NSW: Mandala Consulting

D'Abbs P (2010)

Controlling 'rivers of grog': the challenge of alcohol problems in Australian Indigenous communities.

Contemporary Drug Problems; 37(3): 499-524

Department of Health Victoria (2010)

Systems and performance analysis of the alcohol and other drugs treatment system: final report.

Melbourne: Department of Health, Victoria

Dingwall K, Cairney S (2010)

New tools assess Indigenous substance abusers.

Of Substance; 8(1): 6

Dingwall KM (2010)

Monitoring cognitive and psychological changes for Indigenous Australians following petrol and alcohol abuse.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

Making sense and supporting change: a guide for our people (2010)

Drug and Alcohol Office (WA)

This booklet was produced to provide information on reducing harm from alcohol and other drugs for Aboriginal people in Western Australia.

It describes:

  • the impact of alcohol and other drugs
  • why people use drugs
  • how people learn to use drugs
  • types of drugs
  • mixing drugs
  • ways of reducing harm
  • areas of life that are affected by alcohol and other drugs
  • making changes action plan.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

France K, Henley N, Payne J, D'Antoine H, Bartu A, O'Leary C, Elliott E, Bower C (2010)

Health professionals addressing alcohol use with pregnant women in Western Australia: barriers and strategies for communication.

Substance Use & Misuse; 45(10): 1474-1490

Gray D, Saggers S, Wilkes E, Allsop S, Ober C (2010)

Managing alcohol-related problems among Indigenous Australians: what the literature tells us.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 34(s1): S34-S35

Gray D, Stearne A, Wilson M, Doyle M (2010)

Indigenous-specific alcohol and other drug interventions: continuities, changes and areas of greatest need.

Canberra: Australian National Council on Drugs

Gray D, Wilkes E (2010)

Reducing alcohol and other drug related harm.

Canberra: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

This resource sheet provides an overview of approaches to reducing alcohol and other drug related harm amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Included is information on what is currently known about these approaches and what information needs to be developed in this area. This resource sheet was produced as part of a series by the Closing the gap clearinghouse to disseminate information which could be used to help develop solutions to 'close the gap'.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Guthrie J, Lovett R, Dance P, Ritchie C, Tongs J (2010)

'Where's your country?': new approaches for working with problematic alcohol use among Indigenous Australians in an urban setting.

Australian Aboriginal Studies; 2010(1): 100-107

Hart LM, Bourchier SJ, Jorm AF, Kanowski LG, Kingston AH, Stanley D, Lubman DI (2010)

Development of mental health first aid guidelines for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experiencing problems with substance use: a Delphi study.

BMC Psychiatry; 10: 78

Retrieved 11 October 2010 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-244x-10-78.pdf

Holyoake (2010)

Report into the implementation of the social development program drumbeat: discovering relationships using Music, beliefs, emotions, attitudes & thoughts with prisoners from the Alice Springs facility.

Alice Springs, NT: Holyoake

Holyoake Institute for Drug & Alcohol Addiction Resolutions, Midlands Education Aboriginal Office (2010)

An evaluation of the music therapy intervention ‘DRUMBEAT' with alienated youth in the wheatbelt of Western Australia.

Newcastle, NSW: Family Action Centre, University of Newcastle

Kinnane S, Farringdon F, Henderson-Yates L, Parker H (2010)

Fitzroy Valley alcohol restriction report: an evaluation of the effects of alcohol restrictions in Fitzroy Crossing relating to measurable health and social outcomes, community perceptions and alcohol related behaviours after two years.

Perth: Drug and Alcohol Office

Kinnane S, Golson K, Henderson-Yates L, Melbourne J (2010)

Halls Creek alcohol restriction report December 2010: an evaluation of the effects of alcohol restrictions in Halls Creek relating to measurable health and social outcomes, community perceptions and alcohol related behaviours after twelve months.

Perth, WA: Drug and Alcohol Office, Western Australia

Lockley D, Guerin B, Booth Y, Gursansky D, Kennedy R, Tedmanson D, Saveslberg H (2010)

Alcohol education and rehabilitation foundation policy partnership: evaluation of the Wiltanendi demonstration project.

Adelaide: Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education

MacQueen R (2010)

Benelong's Haven: recovery from alcohol and drug abuse within an Aboriginal Australian residential treatment centre: book review.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 29(1): 112-113

National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (2010)

Locally designed and operated Indigenous community models and practices that address Indigenous alcohol and other drugs misuse.

Canberra: National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee

National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Conference (2010)

The way forward: resolutions from the Inaugural National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Conference.

Canberra: National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee

Nichols F (2010)

Aboriginal recommendations for substance use intervention programs.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 34(3): 4-8

Nichols F (2010)

Aboriginal recommendations for substance use program evaluation.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 34(3): 17 - 19

Nichols F (2010)

Take the best from both cultures: an Aboriginal model for substance use prevention and intervention.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 34(3): 10-14

Northern Territory Department of Justice (2010)

Proposed alcohol management plan for the regional area of Darwin and Palmerston.

Retrieved August 2010 from http://www.alcoholplannt.com.au/media/pdf/Darwin_and_Palmerston_AMP.pdf

Origin Consulting, Bowchung Consulting (2010)

Review of the alcohol and other drugs components of the Northern Territory emergency response - final report.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

Panaretto K, Coutts J, Johnson L, Morgan A, Dallas Leon D, Hayman N (2010)

Evaluating performance of and organisational capacity to deliver brief interventions in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical services.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 34(1): 38-44

Purdie N, Dudgeon P, Walker R, eds. (2010)

Working together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and wellbeing principles and practice.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing

This book was developed as an information source for health professionals working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with social and emotional wellbeing and substance use issues. The book contains comprehensive, culturally appropriate information to educate and assist health professionals who work with Indigenous clients.

The book is divided into four parts:

  • history and contexts
  • issues of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and wellbeing
  • mental health practice
  • working with specific groups - models, programs, and services.

Many of the book chapters were authored by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and Indigenous artwork features in various parts of the book.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Queensland Police Service (2010)

Queensland Indigenous Alcohol Diversion Program (QIADP) recidivism study.

Brisbane: Queensland Police Service

Schineanu A, Velander F, Saggers S (2010)

Kalgoorlie alcohol action project intervention evaluation 2006-2009.

Perth, WA: National Drug Research Institute

Schineanu A, Velander F, Saggers S (2010)

"Don't wake up angry no more." The evaluation of the Norseman Voluntary Liquor Agreement.

Perth: National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology

Shakeshaft A, Clifford A, Shakeshaft M (2010)

Reducing alcohol related harm experienced by Indigenous Australians: identifying opportunities for Indigenous primary health care services.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 34(s1): S41-S45

Success Works (2010)

Queensland Indigenous Alcohol Diversion Program : final summative evaluation report.

Brisbane: Queensland Government

Taylor K, Thompson S, Davis R (2010)

Delivering culturally appropriate residential rehabilitation for urban Indigenous Australians: a review of the challenges and opportunities.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 34(s1): S36-S40

The George Institute (2010)

Securing a better future for Indigenous children.

Global Health at the George; 17(June 2010): 1

Velander F, Schineanu A, Midford R (2010)

Attitudes and knowledge of alcohol related harm minimization initiatives in a rural Australian city: a baseline survey.

Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy; 17(4): 354–369

Wilkes E, Gray D, Saggers S, Casey W, Stearne A (2010)

Substance misuse and mental health among Aboriginal Australians.

In: Purdie N, Dudgeon P, Walker R, eds. Working together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and wellbeing principles and practice. Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing: 117-134

Wilson M, Stearne A, Gray D, Saggers S (2010)

Review of the harmful use of alcohol amongst Indigenous Australians.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

2009

Anderson I (2009)

The role of alcohol and other drug services in closing the gap.

DrugInfo Newsletter; 7(3): 1

Andy B (2009)

Indigenous dual diagnosis project.

DrugInfo Newsletter; 7(3): 7

Australian Department of Health and Ageing (2009)

Drug and alcohol service reporting 2007–08 key results: a national profile of Australian Government funded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander substance use specific services.

Canberra: Australian Department of Health and Ageing

The information contained in this report is comprised of data obtained from Australian Government funded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander substance use specific service providers. The data, collected over a 12 month period, relates to client and staffing profiles, location and funding of services, and service delivery. Information is also provided on these specific areas for the previous five years allowing for comparisons.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Human Rights Commission (2009)

Women successfully drive community solutions to alcohol in Fitzroy Valley [media release].

Retrieved from http://www.humanrights.gov.au/about/media/media_releases/2009/62_09.html

Australian Institute for Primary Care (2009)

Comorbidity treatment service model evaluation: final report August 2009.

Melbourne: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2007-08: findings from the national minimum data set.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2007-08: report on the national minimum data set.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in New South Wales 2007-08: findings from the national minimum data set.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in South Australia 2007-08: findings from the national minimum data set.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Tasmania 2007-08: findings from the national minimum data set.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in the Australian Capital Territory 2007-08: findings from the national minimum data set.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in the Northern Territory 2007-08: findings from the national minimum data set.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Victoria 2007-08: findings from the national minimum data set.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Western Australia 2007-08: findings from the national minimum data set.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Berry SL, Crowe TP (2009)

A review of engagement of Indigenous Australians within mental health and substance abuse services.

Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health; 8(1):

Boffa J, Tilton E, Legge D, Genat B (2009)

Reducing the harm from alcohol, tobacco and obesity in Indigenous communities: key approaches and actions.

Canberra:

Gray D, Green M, Saggers S, Wilkes E (2009)

Review of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled alcohol and other drugs sector in Queensland.

Brisbane: Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council

At the request of the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) and Queensland Indigenous Substance Misuse Council (QISMC), the National Drug Research Institute was commissioned to conduct a review of the alcohol and other drugs sector in Queensland. This report makes 23 recommendations in relation to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Alcohol and other Drug Sector in Queensland. Recommendations are made in relation to: the organisational structure of QISMC; member support; Indigenous capacity; service provision and standards of care; staffing; training; and reporting.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Gray D, Saggers S, Wilkes E, Allsop S, Ober C (2009)

Enhancing the management of alcohol-related problems among Indigenous Australians.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 28(s1): A69-81

Kowanko I, de Crespigny C, Murray H, Ah Kit J, Prideaux C, Miller H, Mills D, Emden C (2009)

Improving coordination of care for Aboriginal people with mental health, alcohol and drug use problems: progress report on an ongoing collaborative action research project.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 15(4): 341-347

MacKeith S, Gray D, Chikritzhs TN (2009)

Review of Moving beyond the restrictions: the evaluation of the Alice Springs Alcohol Management Plan : a report prepared for the Alice Springs People's Alcohol Action Coalition.

Perth: National Drug Research Institute

Nagel T, Robinson G, Condon J, Trauer T (2009)

Approach to treatment of mental illness and substance dependence in remote Indigenous communities: results of a mixed methods study.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 17(4): 174-182

Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (2009)

Service activity reporting 2006-2007 key results: a national profile of Australian Government funded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care services.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (2009)

Service activity reporting 2007-2008 key results: a national profile of Australian Government funded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care services.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

Roche AM, Pidd KJ, Duraisingam V (2009)

The capacity of mainstream alcohol and drug treatment services to respond to the needs of Indigenous Australians (letter).

Medical Journal of Australia; 190(10): 582

Making sense of Australia's alcohol guidelines (2009)

Roche AM

This factsheet provides clear and easy to understand information about the new National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) alcohol guidelines. Where relevant the new guidelines are compared with the previous guidelines to show where many changes have been made. It provides useful background information for health professionals as to how the new guidelines were developed, the reasons and evidence that led to the new guidelines.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Shanks H (2009)

Roebourne report - issues, current responses and strategies for consideration.

South Hedland, WA: Department of Indigenous Affairs, WA

Shaw L, Turner P (2009)

Providing accredited brief interventions training using Indigenous specific resources.

Paper presented at the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2009. 1-4 November 2009, Darwin

Western Australian Network for Alcohol and other Drugs (2009)

Submission to the Education and Health Standing Committee inquiry into the adequacy and appropriateness of prevention and treatment services for alcohol and illicit drug problems in Western Australia.

Perth, WA: Parliament of Western Australia

Yates R (2009)

Royal Darwin Hospital ‘ the missing link'.

Paper presented at the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2009. 1-4 November 2009, Darwin

2008

Alcohol Working Group (2008)

Preventing alcohol-related harm in Australia: a window of opportunity.

Canberra: National Preventative Health Taskforce

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2006–07: findings from the National Minimum Data Set.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2006–07: report on the National Minimum Data Set.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in New South Wales: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) 2006-07.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in South Australia: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) 2006-07.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Tasmania: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) 2006-07.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in the Australian Capital Territory: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) 2006-07.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in the Northern Territory: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) 2006-07.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Victoria: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) 2006-07.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Western Australia: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) 2006-07.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Brown J, Hunter E, Conigrave K, d’Abbs P, Boffa J, Gallagher C (2008)

Multidisciplinary care in the management of substance misuse and mental health problems in Indigenous settings.

Perth: National Drug Research Institute

Chenhall R (2008)

What's in a rehab? Ethnographic evaluation research in Indigenous Australian residential alcohol and drug rehabilitation centres.

Anthropology and Medicine; 15(2): 105-116

Clough AR, Kim San Lee K, Conigrave KM (2008)

Promising performance of a juvenile justice diversion programme in remote Aboriginal communities, Northern Territory, Australia.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 27(4): 433-438

Couzos S, Murray R (2008)

Aboriginal primary health care: an evidence-based approach.

3rd ed. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press

Aboriginal Primary Health Care is a definitive guide to best-practice management of the major health problems facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The text is intended to assist health practitioners, policy makers and communities in influencing health determinants, it also advocates for overcoming inertia to change and to strengthen health care provision within a human rights context.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Evans I, Freeburn B, Simpson L, Kiel K, Wade V, Kelaher B, Becker K, Long G, Conigrave K (2008)

Brief intervention: increasing access to the full range of treatment services for alcohol problems for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Australians.

Perth, WA: National Drug Research Institute

Lee KS, Conigrave KM, Clough AR, Wallace C, Silins E, Rawles J (2008)

Evaluation of a community-driven preventive youth initiative in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 27(1): 75-82

Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (2008)

Service activity reporting 2004-2005 key results: a national profile of Australian Government funded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care services.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (2008)

Service activity reporting 2005-2006 key results: a national profile of Australian Government funded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care services.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

Payne J (2008)

The Queensland Drug Court: a recidivism study of the first 100 graduates.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Reeve CA, De La Rue S, McBain KE (2008)

Indigenous lifescripts: a tool for modifying lifestyle risk factors for chronic disease.

Australian Family Physician; 37(9): 750-754

Snow P (2008)

Preventing harm from alcohol consumption in rural and remote communities [guest editorial].

Druginfo; 6(1): 2

Teasdale KE, Conigrave KM, Kiel KA, Freeburn B, Long G, Becker K (2008)

Improving services for prevention and treatment of substance misuse for Aboriginal communities in a Sydney Area Health Service.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 27(2): 152-159

TseyK (2008)

Tackling endemic substance abuse among Indigenous Australians: the contribution of values-based family empowerment education.

Cairns: Forum on Public Policy

Western Australia Department of Indigenous Affairs (2008)

Western Australia: location of Aboriginal community patrols and sobering-up centres.

Perth: Department of Indigenous Affairs

 
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