Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program
Last updated September 29, 2023
Our PHN's Drug and Alcohol Needs Assessment identifies a range of Local Government Areas within the region which have populations experiencing greater levels of related harm than state and national averages.
A key priority is to identify opportunities to support more integrated responses across the Drug and Alcohol Treatment system, including:
- More treatment and support services where current access is limited, particularly pre and post residential treatment programs
- Prioritised resourcing for treatment and support for identified at risk and vulnerable populations
- Access, reach and effectiveness of existing services to address ever-increasing demand for treatment
- Increased service delivery capacity of the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector in providing culturally-appropriate, holistic treatment and support.
Download a list of our commissioned D & A treatment service providers
Drug and Alcohol Capacity Building in Primary Care
Free GP Education - Drug and Alcohol Addiction
In order to increase the number of GPs that are skilled in supporting their patients on drug and alcohol related issues, there is a financial incentive for eligible members to undertake training with incentives ranging from no cost to a grant of $2,700, depending on the College and modules undertaken.
The following webinar recordings provide information and interventions to support patients presenting with drug and alcohol dependency in a primary care setting. Copies of the presentation slides can be downloaded from the resources links.
Webinar - Recorded 6 February 2018
Ask and Assess - AOD (and comorbidity) screening
Webinar – Recorded 13 March 2018
Advise and Agree- AOD (and comorbid mental health) brief intervention
Webinar – Recorded 10 April 2018
Assist - AOD (and comorbid mental health) primary care treatment (including withdrawal and pharmacotherapy)
Webinar – Recorded 8 May 2018
Arrange - when and how to refer to AOD (and mental health) services