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Roche, Ann Marie and Duraisingam, Vinita and Wang, Peina and Tovell, Amanda (2008) Alcohol & other drugs, mental health & comorbidity: a training review. Adelaide: National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction.

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The full extent of comorbidity (CM) training availability in Australia is currently unclear. This report provides a comprehensive review of training opportunities in comorbidity available in Australia. The report also provides details of training opportunities available in relation to alcohol and other drugs (AOD), mental health (MH) and psychology.

Despite growing recognition of the high prevalence of comorbidity conditions among mental health and alcohol and other drug clients, many drug treatment staff lack confidence in dealing with mental health problems and similarly many mental health staff have limited knowledge of alcohol and other drug issues. Training is often proffered as one workforce development (WFD) option to achieve a minimum level of knowledge and skill and improved service delivery responses in both sectors. The National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) was commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing to undertake a review of training courses designed to enhance workers’ comorbidity skills in relation to alcohol and other drugs and mental health.


Item Type
Report
Publication Type
International, Report
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Education and training
Source
Date
2008
Pages
155 p.
Publisher
National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction
Place of Publication
Adelaide
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)
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