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The Healing Foundation is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organization that partners with communities to address the ongoing trauma caused by actions such as the forced removal of children.
Read – professional reading
Available from the library database
- Davis, A. K., Rosenberg, H., & Rosansky, J. A. (2017). American counselors’ acceptance of non-abstinence outcome goals for clients diagnosed with co-occurring substance use and other psychiatric disorders. Journal Of Substance Abuse Treatment, 82(1), 29-33.
- Fitzpatrick, J. P., Oscar, J., Carter, M., Elliott, E. J., Latimer, J., Wright, E., & Boulton, J. (2017). The MaruluStrategy 2008–2012: overcoming Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in the Fitzroy Valley. Australian And New Zealand Journal Of Public Health, 41(5), 467-473.
- Gass, J. C., Morris, D. H., Winters, J., VanderVeen, J. W., & Chermack, S. (2018). Characteristics and clinical treatment of tobacco smokers enrolled in a VA substance use disorders clinic. Journal Of Substance Abuse Treatment, 84(1), 1-8.
- Godden, N. J. (2017). The Love Ethic: A Radical Theory for Social Work Practice. Australian Social Work, 70(4), 405-416.
- Meredith, S. E., Rash, C. J., & Petry, N. M. (2017). Alcohol use disorders are associated with increased HIV risk behaviors in cocaine-dependent methadone patients. Journal Of Substance Abuse Treatment, 83(1), 10-14.
Open Access Articles
- de Veen, B. T., Schellekens, A. F., Verheij, M. M., & Homberg, J. R. (2017). Psilocybin for treating substance use disorders?. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, 17(2), 203-212.
- Personalised digital interventions for reducing hazardous and harmful alcohol consumption in community-dwelling populations. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD011479. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011479.pub2. , , , , , , , , , , , , , .
- Naimi, T. S., Stockwell, T., Zhao, J., Xuan, Z., Dangardt, F., Saitz, R., … & Chikritzhs, T. (2017). Selection biases in observational studies affect associations between ‘moderate’ alcohol consumption and mortality. Addiction, 112(2), 207-214.
- Pidd, K. (2017). Drug testing: How it works and what it can, and cannot achieve. NCETA
- Slater, M. E., Godette, D., Huang, B., Ruan, W. J., & Kerridge, B. T. (2017). Sexual orientation-based discrimination, excessive alcohol use, and substance use disorders among sexual minority adults. LGBT health, 4(5), 337-344.
Open access online journal
Harm Reduction Journal is a peer-reviewed international journal of original research and scholarship on drug use and its consequences for individuals, communities, and larger populations.
Open access textbooks
Cracks in the ice resources for health professionals
Dovetail Drug Slang and Acronym List
Drug and alcohol findings is a UK-based resource which bridges the gap between research and practice
SMART Recovery Australia Worksheets
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2017). Australia’s Welfare 2017
Whetton, S., Shanahan, M., Cartwright, K., Duraisingam, V., Ferrante, A., Gray, D., Kaye, S., Kostadinov, V., McKetin, R., Pidd, K., Roche, A., Tait, R.J. and Allsop, S. (2017). The Social Costs of Methamphetamine in Australia 2013/14. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. Summary
e-Book of the month
Petry, N. M. (2012). Contingency Management for Substance Abuse Treatment : A Guide to Implementing This Evidence-Based Practice. New York: Routledge.
Isn’t it unethical to pay people to do what they should be doing anyway? Won’t patients just sell the reinforcers and buy drugs?Others didn’t get prizes for not using. Why should they? The concerns surrounding Contingency Management (CM) are many and reflect how poorly understood and rarely utilized this evidence-based treatment model is in practice settings. Despite being identified as the most efficacious intervention for substance use disorders, a significant gap persists between research and practice, at the client’s expense. Nancy Petry, an experienced researcher and consultant for organizations such as the National Institute of Health, has begun to fill this gap by authoring the first clinician-oriented text that focuses on CM protocol development and implementation. In this well-organized and clear book she provides a foundation for understanding CM and details how to design and implement a program that can work for any clinician, whether he or she works for a well-funded program or not. She also addresses realistic concerns such as: How to describe CM to eligible and ineligible patients How to calculate the costs of CM interventions How to solicit donations and raise funds to support CM interventions How to stock a prize cabinet and keep track of prizes Over 50 charts, worksheets, and tables are provided to help the clinician pinpoint exactly which behaviors to target, brainstorm how to reinforce change, and develop a treatment plan that incorporates cost, length of treatment, and method for determining patient compliance. More than just filling a void, Dr. Petry provides all of the tools clinicians require to successfully apply a novel treatment in practice. (Description from EBSCO database)
Free to download for all HOA staff from the library catalogue on work computers
Attend – informal learning sessions, journal club, seminar series
Free training session:
Introduction to motivational interviewing for AOD use
1 December, 09:00-16:30 at Cairns
Prerequisite: Online Induction Material – Module 5
This workshop develops core skills in working with clients who are ambivalent about making change to their substance use. This interactive skills-based course covers:
• motivational interviewing principles and processes
• using the OARS micro-counselling skills
• brief motivational assessment
• motivational interviewing strategies
• practical skills development
For more details contact jennifer.Brazier@health.qld.gov.au
Online induction modules are a prerequisite to some of the courses. To access and download them visit www.insightqld.org
Listen – podcasts, webinars
All in the mind is a series of podcasts about mental health from the ABC
Cracks in the ice on demand webinars about methamphetamine
Disasters, trauma and mental health is a podcast about how disasters and trauma impact on an individual’s mental health presented by the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health