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Drug and Alcohol Project

Description
Tailoring existing drug and alcohol resources to assist people with ABI, their families and service providers

Rationale
People with ABI are a 'high risk' population for drug and alcohol misuse

Generic drug and alcohol resources are not adequately targeted to the needs of people with ABI and their families

Participants
ABIOS staff

Key FeaturesReview of existing drug and alcohol resources

Combining principles of best practice in drug and alcohol services (harm minimisation) with community-based rehabilitation strategies for people with ABI

Funding 
Internally funded by ABIOS

Developed in association with David Mooney and Nicole Lee, of the Alcohol and Drug Training and Research Unit, BIALLA, Prince Charles Hospital and District Health Service

Research/Evaluation Strategies 
Monitoring ongoing use of the manual by people with ABI, their families and service providers

Monitoring ongoing reference to the manual by ABIOS staff

Outputs and Outcomes
An existing drug and alcohol resource manual, namely Kickstart (Alcohol and Drug Training and Research Unit, 1998) was adapted to be relevant to people with ABI and their families

5 day training provided to ABIOS staff in the management of drug and alcohol issues

Evaluation 
Monitoring ongoing use of the manual by people with ABI, their families and service providers

Monitoring ongoing reference to the manual by ABIOS staff

Publications
There are no publications for this project



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Last updated: 7 September 2017