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Index of Drug Management Interventions

Good generic skills such as counselling (including assessment skills) and social interventions, form the basis of drug interventions. The drug treatments presented below provide additional, key steps and structure to use with clients.

For those who are not familiar with drug management, start with "Treatment Steps" and follow the links for further detail.  Alternatively  Search DrugNet for a particular intervention.

DrugNet Treatment Intervention Pages
Treatment Steps

How to Raise the Issue of Drugs

Managing Intoxication


Harm Reduction

Self-help options

Treatment Options


Working with Young People & Drug Use

Brief Interventions

Motivational Interviewing



Involuntary Clients

Justice Treatments

12 Step Programs: AA/NA

NIDA On-Line Publications


Related Internet Sites

Treatment Approaches (ADF Victoria) Brief description of drug treatments

Project MATCH   Free manuals on 12 Step Facilitation, Motivational Enhancement Therapy & Cognitive-Behavioural Coping Skills Therapy, etc (USA)

Brief Family Therapy Centre (Solution Focused Brief Therapy) (USA)

Habit Smart Links to a range of treatment sites & treatment tips (USA)

The Professional Practice Of Addiction Counselling Competencies (USA)


Complete Downloadable Manuals

A Summary of the Evidence Based Practice Indicators for AOD Interventions
Several booklets in PDF form from the WADASO web, based on material by Ali Dale & Ali Marsh
Pub by Best Practice in AOD Working Group - W. Australia

An Introduction to Working With Alcohol and Other Drug Issues
Eastern (Victoria) Drug & Alcohol Services - Funded by Dept Human Services Victoria Australia (1999)
Download the MS Word Version 1.2 MB - 49 pages

Drug & Alcohol Manual for Generalist Health & Welfare Workers PDF 1.1 MB - 116 pages
Portland District Hospital & Barwon Health, Funded by Dept Human Services Victoria Australia (1999)

Principles of Drug Addiction Teatment: A Research-Based Guide PDF 184 KB - 56 pages
National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institutes of Health (1999) - USA

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