Managing co-occurring alcohol and other drug and mental health conditions

This website provides evidence-based information, training and resources to assist with the management of co-occurring, or comorbid, AOD and mental health conditions. The content is based on the second edition of the “Guidelines on the management of co-occurring alcohol and other drug and mental health conditions in alcohol and other drug treatment settings” developed by researchers at the Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use with funding from the Australian Government Department of Health.

Material from the Guidelines or training section of this website should be cited as: Marel C, Mills KL, Kingston R, Gournay K, Deady M, Kay-Lambkin F, Baker A, Teesson M (2016). Guidelines on the management of co-occurring alcohol and other drug and mental health conditions in alcohol and other drug treatment settings (2nd edition). Sydney, Australia: Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales.

Please note that the Comorbidity Guidelines website and online training program moved from the Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use (at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre) University of New South Wales to the University of Sydney on 10th December 2018, and is now located at The Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use.

For participants taking part in the evaluation of the online training program: This will have no impact on the study or your participation. However, please be advised that the study is now being conducted under the auspices of the University of Sydney and your data will be stored at the University of Sydney, under the same conditions that it was stored at UNSW. If you have concerns, questions, or wish to discuss this change please contact Dr Christina Marel.