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AOD Treatment Guidelines for Working with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples in Non-Aboriginal Settings

This resource is by the Network of Alcohol and Other Drugs Agencies (NADA).

This resource assists organisations to provide culturally appropriate services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Summary: These guidelines provide guidance on how to make non-government organisation (NGO) alcohol and other drug (AOD) services culturally appropriate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The Guidelines are not intended to replace the provision of culturally appropriate services from specialist Aboriginal AOD services or community-controlled healthcare services but to improve the cultural appropriateness of mainstream services.

The guidelines cover the following topics:

  1. Creating a welcoming environment
  2. Service delivery
  3. Voice of the community
  4. Engagement with Aboriginal organisations and workers
  5. Capable staff
  6. Organisation’s responsibilities

Developers: Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies (NADA)

Year: 2019

Costs: Free

Evidence base: This resource has undergone expert review. Refer to the guide for a full reference list.

Page last reviewed: Tuesday, 5 July 2022