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Feasibility of a Managed Alcohol Program (MAP) for Sydney’s homeless

Alcohol dependence affects almost half of Sydney’s homeless adult population. This study looks at the feasibility of a Managed Alcohol Program (MAP) in an Australian context, through a review of the literature, survey of potential MAP users, and estimates of the costs and savings involved in delivering a pilot MAP in Sydney.

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Radical alcohol program offers hope to Sydney’s homeless

A radical research proposal from health professionals offers hope to Sydney’s homeless people battling severe alcohol dependence. If embraced, the Managed Alcohol Program (MAP) would herald a policy shift that better meets their housing, social and welfare needs, and in turn, saves New South Wales almost half a million dollars per year.

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Fare funds scrutiny of alcohol management plans

Leading Indigenous academic Professor Marcia Langton will head a University of Melbourne research team seeking to prove the effectiveness of Alcohol Management Plans (AMP) in combating alcohol misuse in Aboriginal communities. The team will conduct an in-depth case study in the Jilkminggan community in the Northern Territory over nine months, collecting information on how AMPs […]

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New outpatient detox program trialled in Illawarra

Australia’s first outpatient detox program for Aboriginal drinkers is being trialled in the Illawarra region. Open for business and currently enrolling its first clients, the service aims to close the gap in the provision of alcohol withdrawal management services to Indigenous Australians. Developed by the Illawarra Aboriginal Medical Services in collaboration with Drug Health Services […]

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It’s time to have the conversation: Understanding the treatment needs of women who are pregnant and alcohol dependent

This report presents a narrative literature review of treatments available to pregnant women who have alcohol use disorders and findings from interviews with key stakeholders regarding current treatment practices and areas requiring improvement.

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Identification of co-morbidities associated with alcoholic liver disease

This study aimed to characterise alcohol use disorders and mental health status of patients with alcoholic liver disease and determine common patterns of co-factors contributing to liver disease.

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Novel treatments for alcohol dependence: A randomized controlled trial of structured stepped-care intervention for psychiatric comorbidity

A substantial proportion of the alcohol dependent population also suffer from anxiety or depression. People who are alcohol dependent and suffer psychiatric comorbidity respond poorly to treatment.

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Alcohol use disorder and cognitive impairment among older homeless persons: Implications for service delivery

This report presents the findings of a pilot study examining the needs of older homeless clients with a history of problematic alcohol use and early cognitive decline.

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Evaluation of the Eva House (Mayumarri) Drug and Alcohol Program

This evaluation of the Eva House Drug and Alcohol Program was designed to assess how well the Program had met its goal to reduce the number of young women using alcohol and drugs to cope with the emotional pain caused by childhood trauma.

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Alcohol involvement in suicide in rural and regional populations

This report details the work undertaken, findings and lessons learnt during a pilot investigation into impulsive (unplanned) suicide in rural and regional populations.