Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Google+ Share by Email

Skip to content

Key resources

  • Bibliography
  • Health promotion
    Health promotion
  • Health practice
    Health practice
  • Yarning places
    Yarning places
  • Programs
  • Organisations
  • Conferences
  • Courses
  • Funding
  • Glossary

Development and Implementation of the National Alcohol Treatment Guidelines for Indigenous Australians



The National Alcohol Treatment Guidelines for Indigenous Australians were developed to provide essential and reliable information and guidance on how to deliver culturally respectful healthcare, and how to identify and respond to emergency and non-urgent alcohol-related health problems experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients. The Guidelines were developed through Australia-wide consultations with Indigenous and non-Indigenous healthcare providers, educators, clinicians, researchers, and Indigenous community members.

Abstract adapted from Lowitja Institute


Charlotte de Crespigny
Project Leader
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Flinders University

Related publications

Alcohol treatment guidelines for Indigenous Australians (2007)

Department of Health and Ageing

The Alcohol treatment guidelines for Indigenous Australians toolkit is a guide for all healthcare providers when looking after Indigenous clients at risk of illness or injury associated with alcohol use. The kit includes information about the clinical management of alcohol problems associated with:

The toolkit also contains a standard drinks chart, self-administered questionnaire, flow chart for a client-centered approach to respond to drinking, and a My lifestyle guide for better health

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract


Last updated: 31 October 2016
Return to top

Australia's National Research Centre on AOD Workforce Development National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre National Drug Research Institute