PD Blog – End of year round up

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Online resources

Read – professional reading

Available from the library database

Chan, B., Freeman, M., Kondo, K., Ayers, C., Montgomery, J., Paynter, R., & Kansagara, D. (2019). Pharmacotherapy for methamphetamine/amphetamine use disorder—a systematic review and meta‐analysis. Addiction. 114(12), 2122-2136.

Davis‐McCabe, C., Di Mattia, M., & Logan, E. (2019). Challenges facing Australian counselling psychologists: A qualitative analysis. Australian Psychologist. 54(6), 513-525.

Gnan, G. H., Rahman, Q., Ussher, G., Baker, D., West, E., & Rimes, K. A. (2019). General and LGBTQ-specific factors associated with mental health and suicide risk among LGBTQ students. Journal of Youth Studies, 22(10), 1393-1408.

Kragt, D., & Holtrop, D. (2019). Volunteering research in Australia: A narrative review. Australian Journal of Psychology71(4), 342-360.

Lotzin, A., Buth, S., Sehner, S., Hiller, P., Martens, M. S., Read, J., … & Schäfer, I. (2019). Learning How to Ask-Does a one-day training increase trauma inquiry in routine substance use disorder practice? Results of a cluster-randomized controlled trial. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 107, 8-16.

Norman, T., Peacock, A., Bruno, R., Chan, G., Morgan, A., Voce, I., … & Miller, P. G. (2019). Aggression in the Australian night time economy: A comparison of alcohol only versus alcohol and illicit drug consumption. Drug and Alcohol Review. 38(7), 744-749.

Open Access Articles

Cruwys, T., Saeri, A. K., Radke, H. R., Walter, Z. C., Crimston, D., & Ferris, L. J. (2019). Risk and protective factors for mental health at a youth mass gathering. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 28(2), 211-222.

Dossetor, P. J., Thorburn, K., Oscar, J., Carter, M., Fitzpatrick, J., Bower, C., … & Martiniuk, A. L. (2019). Review of Aboriginal child health services in remote Western Australia identifies challenges and informs solutions. BMC Health Services Research, 19(1), 758.

Doyle, M. F., Shakeshaft, A., Guthrie, J., Snijder, M., & Butler, T. (2019). A systematic review of evaluations of prison‐based alcohol and other drug use behavioural treatment for men. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 43(2), 120-130.

Vuong, T., Ritter, A., Hughes, C., Shanahan, M., & Barrett, L. (2019). Mandatory alcohol and drug treatment: What is it and does it work?. NDARC Bulletin No. 27.

e-book of the month

O’Connell, D. F. (2014). Dual Disorders : Essentials for Assessment and Treatment. Hoboken: Routledge.

Dual Disorders: Essentials for Assessment and Treatment is a practical handbook for the assessment and clinical management of patients with addiction and psychiatric disorders. Addictions counselors, prevention specialists, and chemical dependency nurses will use this book to understand the nature of psychiatric disorders and uncover valuable guidelines on their treatment and management in the context of primary addictions treatment. It includes an introduction to the rationale and clinical approaches of cognitive therapy; a special section on psychiatric medications; and coverage of mood, anxiety, psychotic, cognitive, eating, and personality disorders. Dual Disorders: Essentials for Assessment and Treatment contains information that is vital and fundamental to effective treatment. It fills a void in the training and education of addictions counselors, helping you become a better diagnostician, develop better treatment plans, and communicate more meaningfully with psychiatrists and other mental health professionals. It will also increase your understanding of psychopathology and psychotherapy and decrease the frustration that can arise from a lack of understanding and planning. Specifics that you need to know to do this are thoroughly covered, including: elements of a comprehensive assessment of dual disorders clinical considerations in the treatment of the depressed addict pitfalls of treating patients with personality disorders the borderline patient–what to do and what not to do the psychopathic patient–anticipating and effectively addressing manipulation practical approaches in treating patients with eating disorders effective treatment of sexual trauma cognitive therapy approaches to treating dual disorders what to expect when your patient is referred to a psychiatrist for psychotropic medication. Unlike other books on this topic, Dual Disorders: Essentials for Assessment and Treatment is not a summary of research on dual diagnosis nor an overview of general programmatic considerations in treatment delivery. Rather, it is directed specifically to addictions counselors involved in the day-to-day treatment of dually diagnosed patients, providing detailed descriptions of the major psychiatric disorders as well as useful guidelines and treatment approaches. (summary from EBSCO)

Free to download for all HOA staff from the library catalogue on work computers

Useful resources

Research review- addiction medicine: a medical research clearinghouse service drawing from over 10,000 global journals featured alongside expert commentary.  They provide a dedicated monthly Addiction Medicine Review Issue which is free to subscribe to.

Drug Science is the leading independent scientific body on drugs in the UK. We work to provide clear, evidence-based information without political or commercial interference

The following resources have been developed, or commissioned, by NADA over the past 12 months and have the potential for application outside the NSW non government AOD sector. All resources are free and in the public domain. 

Worker wellbeing

NADA has developed a series of worker wellbeing resources designed for the NSW non government AOD sector. The resources encourage workers to invest as much time and care looking after their health as they do others.

Consumer participation audit tool

This tool supports organisations to gauge where they are currently situated in relation to consumer participation in service delivery, policy and program development, access and equity, and capacity building.

AOD LGBTIQ inclusive guidelines for treatment providers

Developed by ACON through a partnership with NADA and CESPHN, this guide aims to increase the understanding of AOD workers about the needs of LGBTIQ people and communities, their needs and how to provide an inclusive service response.

Online learning

NADA e-learning courses

AODTS NMDS—an interactive guide to the data set
This resource aims to develop a nationally consistent approach to AOD service data collection by increasing awareness of the data elements in the AODTS NMDS, increasing understanding of common errors in NMDS data collection and increasing service capacity to accurately record and report AODTS NMDS data.

Complex needs capable

NADA has developed this course to build the capacity of AOD workers and organisations to better support clients with complex needs.


Listen – podcasts, webinars

Experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in primary healthcare when speaking about substance use and depression. 9 December, 11am

Insight Webinar Archive

Cracks in the Ice Webinar Archive

Watch – videos


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