This review provides an overview of treatments for problem alcohol and other drug (AOD) use for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It includes information on the available research and discusses core principles for providing treatment. The review outlines how effective mainstream treatment approaches can be adapted to be more suitable for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of being or worldview. It also highlights that services, such as those offered by Aboriginal community controlled health organisations are in a unique position to offer culturally secure treatment approaches. The barriers to accessing treatment are discussed as well as recommendations for future strategic directions in service delivery such as collaboration and two-way learning.
This review is part of a suite of knowledge exchange products that includes a summary, video, and factsheet.
& Conigrave, K.
Review of alcohol and drug treatment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Journal of the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, 4(1).