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Providing the evidence base to reduce harmful AOD use in
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
A-clinic is a home alcohol detoxification (withdrawal management) service for Aboriginal peoples living in the Illawarra region of New South Wales.
This service is based on cultural appropriateness, best evidence and clinical experience, with a goal to improve access to quality and safe healthcare.
A-clinic, a partnership project between Sydney Local Health District and Illawarra Aboriginal Medical Service (IAMS) has resulted in an increased capacity for IAMS to provide home detoxification, an increase in the number of Aboriginal drinkers going through withdrawal treatment, and an increase in the number of people engaged with alcohol treatment services.
Abstract adapted from NSW Department of Health
Illawarra Aboriginal Medical Service
150 Church Street
PO Box 1161
Wollongong NSW 2500
Ph: (02) 4229 9495
Fax: (02) 4226 3566