Appendix A: Other Australian guidelines

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Below is a selection of other Australian guidelines that may be useful to those working with clients experiencing co-occurring AOD and mental health conditions. Note that some of these resources are somewhat dated, but we have retained them where more recent guidance is unavailable. Readers should nonetheless be aware that given their age, some of the information contained may not be based on the most current evidence. Although the guidelines below are Australian, there are many good sources of guidelines internationally that readers may find useful and relevant, such as the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE; www.nice.org.uk/), as well as the US’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA; www.samhsa.gov/). 

Other Australian guidelines

Cash R, Philactides A. 2006. Clinical treatment guidelines for alcohol and drug clinicians. No. 14: Co-occurring acquired brain injury/cognitive impairment and alcohol and other drug use disorders. Fitzroy, Australia: Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre Inc.

www.health.vic.gov.au/publications/clinical-treatment-guidelines-for-alcohol-and-drug-clinicians-co-occurring-acquired

Crane P, Buckley J, Francis C. 2012. Youth alcohol and drug good practice guide 1: A framework for youth alcohol and other drug practice. Brisbane: Dovetail.

www.dovetail.org.au/media/1186/dovetail_gpg_1_framework-for-youth-aod-practice.pdf

Croton, G. 2007. Screening for and assessment of co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders by alcohol and other drug and mental health services. Wangaratta: Victorian Dual Diagnosis Initiative Advisory Group.

www.drugsandalcohol.ie/20288/

Encompass Family and Community. 2014. Youth alcohol and drug practice guide 4: Learning from each other: Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. Brisbane: Dovetail.

www.dovetail.org.au/media/1189/dovetail_gpg_4_learning-from-each-other_working-with-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-young-people.pdf

Gordon A. 2008. Comorbidity of mental disorders and substance use: A brief guide for the primary care clinician. Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/68872d8041785aab92bdff67a94f09f9/Comorbidity+Mental+Disorders+Substance+Use+Guide_2008-DASSA-Oct2013+pdf.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CACHEID=ROOTWORKSPACE-68872d8041785aab92bdff67a94f09f9-nKLdhdq

Grigg J, Manning V, Arunogiri S, Volpe I, Frei M, Phan V, Rubenis A, Dias S, Petrie M, Sharkey M, Lubman DI. 2018. Methamphetamine treatment guidelines: Practice guidelines for health professionals (2nd edition). Richmond: Turning Point.

www.turningpoint.org.au/sites/default/files/2019-05/Turning-Point-Methamphetamine-Treatment-Guidelines.pdf

Hannan, S., Freestone, J., Murray, J., Whitlam, G., Shehata, S., Henderson, C., Hudson, S., Etter, S., Toomey, E., Duck-Chong., E, Cook., T (2022) LGBTQ+ inclusive & affirming practice guidelines for alcohol, substance use, and mental health services and treatment providers (2nd Ed.). ACON Health, Sydney Australia

https://pivotpoint.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/22200_AOD-and-MH-Inclusive-Practice-Guidelines-v3a_INTERACTIVE-new.pdf

Henderson C, Everett M, Isobel S. 2018. Trauma-Informed Care and Practice Organisational Toolkit (TICPOT): An Organisational Change Process Resource, Stage 1 - Planning and Audit. Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC).

www.mhcc.org.au/resource/ticpot-stage-1-2-3/

Henderson C, Everett M, Isobel S. 2018. Trauma-Informed Care and Practice Organisational Toolkit (TICPOT): An Organisational Change Resource, Stage 2 - Supporting Organisational Change and Stage 3 – Implementation. Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC).

www.mhcc.org.au/resource/ticpot-stage-1-2-3/

Haber PS, Riordan BC. 2021. Guidelines for the Treatment of Alcohol Problems (4th edition). Sydney: Speciality of Addiction Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney.

www.alcoholtreatmentguidelines.com.au

Jenner L, Baker A, Whyte I, Carr V. 2004. Psychostimulants: Management of acute behavioural disturbances: Guidelines for police services. Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

Lee K, Freeburn B, Ella S, Miller W, Perry J, Conigrave K. 2012. Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work. Sydney: University of Sydney.

https://www.sydney.edu.au/content/dam/corporate/documents/faculty-of-medicine-and-health/disciplines/indigenous-handbook-alcohol-drug-work.pdf

Manning V, Gooden JR, Cox C, Petersen V, Whelan D, Mroz K. 2021. Managing Cognitive Impairment in AOD Treatment: Practice Guidelines for Healthcare Professionals. Richmond, Victoria: Turning Point.

https://www.turningpoint.org.au/treatment/clinicians/Managing-Cognitive-Impairment-in-AOD-Treatment-Guidelines

Marsh A, Towers T, O’Toole S. 2017. Trauma-informed treatment guide for working with women with alcohol and other drug issues (3rd edition). Perth: Improving Services for Women with Drug and Alcohol and Mental Health Issues and their Children Project.

www.whfs.org.au/resources/professional-resources

Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC). 2018. Recovery oriented language guide. Sydney: MHCC.

https://mhcc.org.au/2021/10/recovery-oriented-language-guide-quick-reference/

National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee. 2014. Alcohol and other drug treatment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Canberra: Australian National Council on Drugs.

https://healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/healthinfonet/getContent.php?linkid=592238title=Alcohol+and+other+drug+treatment+for+Aboriginal+and+Torres+Strait+Islander+peoples

Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies (NADA). 2017. Aboriginal Inclusion Tool: A tool to improve Aboriginal inclusion in AOD services. Sydney: NADA.

www.nada.org.au/resources/aboriginal-inclusion-tool-2

Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies (NADA). 2021. Access and equity: Working with diversity in the alcohol and other drugs setting (2nd edition). Sydney: NADA.

www.nada.org.au/resources/working-with-diversity

Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies (NADA). 2013. Complex needs capable: A practice resource for drug and alcohol services. Sydney: NADA.

www.nada.org.au/resources/complex-needs-capable

Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies (NADA). 2021. NADA practice resource: Engaging men who perpetrate domestic and family violence in the alcohol and other drugs treatment context. Sydney: NADA.

www.nada.org.au/resources/engaging-men-who-perpetrate-domestic-and-family-violence-in-the-alcohol-and-other-drugs-treatment-context

Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies (NADA). 2021. NADA practice resource: Working with women engaged in alcohol and other drug treatment (3rd edition). Sydney: NADA.

www.nada.org.au/resources/nada-practice-resource-working-with-women-engaged-in-alcohol-and-other-drug-treatment

Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies (NADA). 2020. Workforce Capability Framework: Core capabilities for the NSW non-government alcohol and other drugs sector. Sydney: NADA.

www.nada.org.au/resources/workforce-capability-framework

NSW Department of Health. 2009. NSW clinical guidelines for the care of persons with comorbid mental illness and substance use disorders in acute care settings. Sydney: NSW Department of Health.

www.health.nsw.gov.au/aod/resources/Publications/comorbidity-report.pdf

NSW Department of Health. 2008. NSW Health drug and alcohol psychosocial interventions. Sydney: NSW Department of Health (last reviewed 2018, currently being updated).

www1.health.nsw.gov.au/pds/ActivePDSDocuments/GL2008_009.pdf

NSW Department of Health. 2015. Guidelines to consumer participation in NSW drug and alcohol services. North Sydney: NSW Department of Health (last reviewed 2020).

www1.health.nsw.gov.au/pds/ActivePDSDocuments/GL2015_006.pdf

Roche A, Trifonoff A, Ryan K. 2019. Methamphetamine use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: Intervention options for workers. Adelaide: National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA).

www.nceta.flinders.edu.au/application/files/8716/0156/0381/EN749_Roche.pdf

Stone J, Marsh A, Dale A, Willis L, O’Toole S, Helfgott S, Bennetts A, Cleary L, Ditchburn S, Jacobson H, Rea R, Aitken D, Lowery M, Oh G, Stark R, Stevens C. 2019. Counselling Guidelines: Alcohol and other drug issues (4th edition). Perth: Mental Health Commission.

www.mhc.wa.gov.au/media/2604/mhc_counselling-guidelines-4th-edition.pdf

Victorian Dual Diagnosis Initiative. 2012. Our healing ways: Putting wisdom into practice: Working with coexisting mental health and drug and alcohol issues: Aboriginal way. Melbourne: Victorian Dual Diagnosis Initiative Education and Training Unit.

www.nceta.flinders.edu.au/application/files/9915/0646/7727/Healing_Ways_Manual.pdf

Wallace R, Allan J. 2019. Alcohol and Other Drugs Treatment Guidelines for Working with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People in a Non-Aboriginal Setting. Sydney: Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies.

www.nada.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/NADA-Aboriginal-Guidelines-Web-2.pdf

Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (WANADA). 2011. Healthy eating for wellbeing: A nutrition guide for alcohol and other drug agency workers. Perth: Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies.

https://nceta.flinders.edu.au/download_file/99

Winstock A, Molan J. 2007. The patient journey: KIT2: Supporting GPs to manage comorbidity in the community. Sydney: NSW Department of Health.

www.health.nsw.gov.au/mentalhealth//Documents/pj-kit2.pdf

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