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Health Practice resources

This section provides information on guidelines, toolkits, manuals, other resources associated with opioid drug use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Please note that their inclusion does not constitute a recommendation to use a particular guideline or protocol.

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Title Year Author Type
Supporting pregnant women who use alcohol or other drugs 2017 National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre Audiovisual
QNADA harm reduction resources for health professionals: opioids 2017 Queensland Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (QNADA) Resource package
Explainer: what is naloxone and how can it help save drug users who overdose? 2016 Lenton, S. Dietze, P. Electronic source
Weekly dose: Naloxone, how to save a life from opioid overdose 2016 Nielsen, S. Lenton, S. Electronic source
Medication-assisted treatment of opioid dependence: a review of the evidence 2015 Dolan, K. Mehrjerdi, Z.A. Report
Preventing and reducing alcohol- and other drug-related harm among older people: a practical guide for health and welfare professionals 2015 Nicholas, R. Roche, A. Lee, N. Bright, S. Walsh, K. Report
Western Australian community program for opioid pharmacotherapy (CPOP) : clinical policies and procedures for the use of methadone and buprenorphine in the treatment of opioid dependence 2014 Western Australian Drug and Alcohol Office Report
Guidelines for the management of substance use during pregnancy birth and the postnatal period 2014 NSW Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Office Report
The relationship between alcohol and drugs and mental health: a resource book for Aboriginal workers 2012 Victorian Dual Diagnosis Education and Training Unit Report
Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs: clinical guidelines for nurses and midwives: version 3 2012 de Crespigny, C. Talmet, J. Report
Alcohol and other drug withdrawal: practice guidelines 2012 Frei, M. Berends, L. Kenny, P. Swan, A. Jenner, L. Hunter, B. Mugavin, J. Report
Opioids 2012 Gill, A. Book section
Queensland opioid treatment program: clinical guidelines 2012 2012 Queensland Health Report
Tasmanian opioid pharmacotherapy program: policy and clinical practice standards 2012 Department of Health and Human Services Report
Alcohol and other drug withdrawal practice guidelines: acute inpatient and residential services 2011 Cementon, E. Report
The ACT opioid maintenance treatment guidelines 2010 ACT Health Report
Comorbidity of mental disorders and substance use: a brief guide for the primary care clinician 2009 Gordon, A. Report
NSW drug and alcohol withdrawal clinical practice guidelines 2008 Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Office Report
Clinical guidelines for nursing and midwifery practice in NSW: identifying and responding to drug and alcohol issues 2008 Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Office Report
Last updated: 11 December 2017
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