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HIV and AIDS Asia Regional Program. (2011) Management of substance use-related disorders and common mental health problems among people who use drugs. Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia. 110 p.

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People who use drugs often present to health workers at drop-in centres (DICs) with health conditions that are consequences of drug use and dependence. People using substances usually have multiple medical problems that need to be assessed comprehensively to plan and implement appropriate treatment.

The key objective of these guidelines is to assist health workers in making a comprehensive assessment of drug use–related disorders and to promote the rational use of medication to treat conditions such as withdrawal symptoms, intoxication and common mental health problems within a harm reduction context. The guidelines have two sections. The first section is for use by health workers in HAARP service sites. The second section is for use by trained mental health and advanced practitioners only.

They were designed to be used to help service providers in Myanmar and across South-East Asia to deal with drug use– related physical and mental health issues in outpatient settings.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Guideline
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD disorder drug therapy, AOD disorder treatment method, AOD disorder harm reduction, Psychosocial treatment method, Screening
Date:2011
Pages:110 p.
Publisher:Commonwealth of Australia
Corporate Creators:HIV and AIDS Asia Regional Program
Place of Publication:Canberra
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health-related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control > HIV prevention
G Health and disease > State of health > Mental health
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Care by type of problem > Mental health care
N Communication, information and education > Recommendations or guidelines > Practice / clinical guidelines
HJ Treatment method > Drugs and alcohol disorder treatment method
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Identification and screening > Identification and screening for drugs and alcohol use
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Patient care management
VA Geographic area > Australia and Oceania > Australia
G Health and disease > Drugs and alcohol related disorder > Drugs and alcohol related mental disorder
HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method
G Health and disease > Drugs and alcohol related disorder > Dual diagnosis (comorbidity)
G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > HIV infection

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