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Lee KS, Freeburn B, Ella S, Wilson S, Harrison K, McEwan M, Conigrave KM (2017)

Supporting the Aboriginal alcohol and other drug workforce in New South Wales, Australia.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 36(4): 523-526


Casey W (2014)

Strong Spirit Strong Mind model – informing policy and practice.

In: Dudgeon P, Milroy H, Walker R, eds. Working together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and wellbeing principles and practice. 2nd edition ed. Canberra: Department of The Prime Minister and Cabinet: 449-458 (chapter 26)

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)

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


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

Ella SJ (2013)

Professional strengths and needs of the New South Wales Aboriginal drug and alcohol workforce.

Master of Philosophy thesis, University of Sydney: Sydney

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

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


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

Last updated: 6 March 2018
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