Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services
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 Program
The PHN partnered with the University of Newcastle and Hunter Primary Care to provide a Drug and Alcohol Treatment Capacity Building Program for primary care providers. Below are some of the initiatives developed.
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 One – Recorded 6 February 2018
Ask and Assess - AOD (and comorbidity) screening
Webinar Two – Recorded 13 March 2018
Advise and Agree- AOD (and comorbid mental health) brief intervention
Webinar Three – Recorded 10 April 2018
Assist - AOD (and comorbid mental health) primary care treatment (including withdrawal and pharmacotherapy)
Webinar Four – Recorded 8 May 2018
Arrange - when and how to refer to AOD (and mental health) services