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Working with women engaged in alcohol and other drug treatment

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

This resource supports the provision of best practice interventions for women accessing AOD treatment and makes recommendations for how organisations can become gender responsive, family inclusive and trauma informed.

Summary: This resource supports the provision of best practice interventions for women accessing alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment and makes recommendations for how organisations can become gender responsive, family inclusive and trauma informed. It is relevant to individual AOD workers and organisations wanting to improve their practice with women who are accessing AOD treatment.

The resource is a quick reference guide covering the following topics:

  • women in AOD treatment settings
  • creating an enabling environment for women in AOD treatment
  • improving access and retention for women from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • pregnancy and parenting in AOD treatment
  • developing and strengthening partnerships
  • organisational change and self-care

Developers: This resource was developed by the Network of Alcohol and Other Drugs Agencies (NADA).

Year: 2021

Costs: Free

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

Page last reviewed: Tuesday, 22 November 2022