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Prevention and treatment

2017

Knight A, Havard A, Shakeshaft A, Maple M, Snijder M, Shakeshaft B (2017)

The feasibility of embedding data collection into the routine service delivery of a multi-component program for high-risk young people.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 14(2): 208

Retrieved 26 February 2017 from http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14020208

2016

Marel C, MacLean S, Midford R (2016)

Review of volatile substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Perth: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Marel C, MacLean S, Midford R (2016)

Review of volatile substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people [eBook].

: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) (2016)

Evaluation of the CAYLUS youth worker brokerage program: executive summary.

Sydney: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC)

Shakeshaft A (2016)

Improving substance abuse treatment outcomes for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in rural, community-based health settings.

Retrieved June 2016 from http://connections.edu.au/researchfocus/improving-substance-abuse-treatment-outcomes-indigenous-and-non-indigenous-australians

Previous studies have indicated that regional and rural Australians demonstrate disproportionately high rates of substance use and that this use is associated with serious physical and mental health issues. To address these issues, this research aimed to implement and measure the effectiveness of the community reinforcement approach (CRA); a version of cognitive-behaviour therapy, adapted for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Key findings of this project included:

  • substance use was statistically lower at three month follow-up for:
    • alcohol
    • cannabis
    • amphetamine type stimulants, including crystal methamphetamine
    • over-the-counter medications
    • cigarettes.
  • psychological distress was significantly reduced
  • empowerment was significantly increased
  • there was no evidence of a correlation between the number of CRA components received and alcohol outcomes, suggesting shorter CRAs are as effective as longer CRAs.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Trudgen R (2016)

'Cheap drunk' petrol sniffing can be beaten.

Retrieved October 2016 from http://www.whywarriors.com.au/2017/05/cheap-drunk-petrol-sniffing-can-be-beaten-oct-16/

2015

Council for Aboriginal Alcohol Program Services (2015)

CAAPS alcohol and other drug services: an evidence based approach to providing AOD treatment to Aboriginal people and their families.

Darwin: Council for Aboriginal Alcohol Program Services

Supply reduction through low aromatic fuel (LAF) goes from strength to strength: a perspective on the LAF rollout from Central Australia (2015)

Ray T

Rechichi V (2015)

Volatile substance misuse: vanished into thin air?.

Of Substance; 13(1): 12-14

2014

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 National Council on Drugs (2014)

Mandatory treatment: position paper.

Canberra: Australian National Council on Drugs

Forrest A (2014)

The Forrest review: creating parity.

Canberra: Indigenous Jobs and Training Review

Karam J, Sinclair G, Rackstraw L (2014)

Dignity, diversion, home and hope: a review of interventions for volatile substance misuse in regional North Queensland.

Canberra: Australian Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

This report documents current volatile substance misuse (VSM) interventions in central, north and Far North Queensland. It examines qualitative and statistical data to determine evidence-based local responses to address VSM. The report draws on data from the project, Youth Empowered Towards Independence (YETI) and documents a set of practice principles within the local context.

The findings and subsequent recommendations, which are presented in the report, are aimed at identifying the services, and collaborative processes that were found to more effectively address inhalant use within the community.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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)

2013

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

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

Cairney S, O'Connor N, Dingwall KM, Maruff P, Shafiq-Antonacci R, Currie J, Currie BJ (2013)

A prospective study of neurocognitive changes 15 years after chronic inhalant abuse.

Addiction; 108(6): 1107–1114

Crane P, Francis C, Buckley J (2013)

Youth alcohol and drug practice guide: practice strategies and interventions.

Brisbane: Dovetail

This guide outlines various approaches to engaging with young people experiencing problematic alcohol and other drug use. It draws upon the knowledge of practitioners in the field and outlines a range of service models. Content includes:

  • engagement with clients
  • risk assessment
  • intervention strategies
  • responding to specific situations such as overdose or inhalant use
  • co-occurring mental health and alcohol and other drug use disorders.

Culturally specific interventions such as the Mt Theo Project and an adaptation of the 'stages of change model' for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are described.

The guide was developed by Dovetail in partnership with the School of Public Health and Social Work at the Queensland University of Technology.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

d'Abbs P, Chenhall R (2013)

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

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

Day A, Francisco A, Jones R (2013)

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

Canberra: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

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

Kylie Lee KS, Jagtenberg M, Ellis CM, Conigrave KM (2013)

Pressing need for more evidence to guide efforts to address substance use among young Indigenous Australians.

Health Promotion Journal of Australia; 24(2): 87-97

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

Lopes J, Flouris A, Lindeman MA (2013)

Youth development programs in central Australian aboriginal communities: a review of the literature.

Youth Studies Australia; 32(1): 55-62

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

Shaw G (2013)

Feedback from stakeholders on support provided by CAYLUS to youth programs in Central Australia.

Alice Springs: Central Australian Youth Link Up Service

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

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

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

Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (2013)

Annual report 2012-13 : Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation.

Yuendumu, NT: Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation

2012

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

Dingwall KM, Maruff P, Clough AR, Cairney S (2012)

Factors associated with continued solvent use in Indigenous petrol sniffers following treatment.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 31(1): 40–46

John Scougall Consulting Services (2012)

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

Perth: Australian Policy Online

Developing an inhalant misuse community strategy: second edition (2012)

MacLean S

This publication aims to assist local communities to address inhalant use. The second edition contains updated advice for use by communities and community workers across Australia. The publication:

  • shows how a community strategy might be developed
  • provides case studies illustrating action taken in five localities in the Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia
  • concludes with a list of useful resources and references.

This booklet is designed to support staff and people for whom English is a first language. For Indigenous community members who do not speak English as a first language, the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council has produced other resources that may be more useful.

The National Inhalants Information Service website is no longer online, however the resource can still be accessed.

Abstract adapted from National Inhalants Information Service

Queensland Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian (2012)

The chroming report: a Government framework for children-in-care.

Brisbane: Queensland Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian

This report, produced by the Queensland Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian, provides information on the services available to children in Queensland who are 'chroming', a form of volatile substance misuse. This report provides information on:

  • how and why the report was produced
  • what chroming is and the associated health effects of chroming
  • case studies
  • analysis of service delivery and issues relating to service delivery
  • current service delivery framework
  • recommendations for future direction.

The Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian is no longer operational, however the document is still available to access.

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

2011

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 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)

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

Chronic Diseases Network (2011)

Central Australian Youth Link Up Service (CAYLUS).

The Chronicle; 20(1): 24

d'Abbs P, MacLean S (2011)

Petrol sniffing interventions among Australian Indigenous communities through product substitution: from skunk juice to Opal.

Substance Use & Misuse; 46(s1): 99-106

Department of Social Services (2011)

Gunbalanya looks after family safety [YouTube video].

: Department of Social Services

This video showcases the work carried out by local community members involved in the Gunbalanya Family Safety Program in the Northern Territory.

The program draws on the knowledge and experience of local people and culture in developing and implementing initiatives and services to address issues such as alcohol and other drug use and family violence. The video was produced by local Aboriginal media organisation Pintubi, Anmatjerre, Warlpiri (PAW) Media as part of a series of videos made in communities that were identified under the Council of Australian Governments' (COAG) National partnership agreement on remote service delivery.

Abstract adapted from Department of Social Services

Dingwall KM, Cairney S (2011)

Recovery from central nervous system changes following volatile substance misuse.

Substance Use & Misuse; 46(S1): 73-83

Dingwall KM, Maruff P, Fredrickson A, Cairney S (2011)

Cognitive recovery during and after treatment for volatile solvent abuse.

Drug and Alcohol Dependence; 118(2-3): 180-185

Maclean SJ, D'Abbs PHN (2011)

Five challenges for volatile substance misuse policy and intervention in Australia.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 30(2): 223–227

Marel A (2011)

Contested domains: regulating responses to volatile substance misuse in the Alice Springs town camps.

Doctor of Philosophy in Criminology thesis, University of New South Wales: Sydney

Midford R, MacLean S, Catto M, Thomson N, Debuyst O (2011)

Review of volatile substance use among Indigenous people.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

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

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 & Misuse; 46(s1): 114-118

 
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