Refining treatment & support for Aboriginal individuals with substance use disorders

The role of an Aboriginal women’s group in meeting the high needs of clients attending outpatient alcohol and other drug treatment

(Original research)

This project considers the role of a support group for female Aboriginal clients with substance use disorders attending outpatient alcohol and other drug treatment.

Data is presented on the complex needs of clients presenting to the group.

Female clients and staff also describe perceived usefulness of the group and suggestions to improve its operation.

Publications underway.

Investigators: Lee, Dawson and Conigrave


Exploring the needs of Aboriginal women with co-morbid drug and alcohol and mental health problems

(Original research)

Conducted in partnership with four Aboriginal Medical Services (AMS), this project considers the needs of Aboriginal women with co-morbid alcohol and other drug and mental health disorders.

Based in urban and regional NSW, data was from female clients, their adult family members and AMS staff.

Publication underway.

Investigators: Lee, Harrison, Mills and Conigrave