Friday, 8 June 2012

Handbook for Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Work

Fans of the "Alcohol Handbook for Frontline Workers" published a few years ago for use in Western N.S.W. will find much to like in this new publication from The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) . An excellent simple and practical tool for workers "at the coalface".

Handbook for Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Work; Lee K, Freeburn B, Ella S, Miller W, Perry J, Conigrave K [editors] (2012), Sydney: University of Sydney, p. 446.

"Handbook for Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Work is a practical tool written for Aboriginal drug and alcohol workers, mental health workers and others working in this field. It offers a detailed look at alcohol and drug work from clinical, through to prevention, early intervention and harm reduction. This handbook is also likely to help people working to improve policy and those advocating for change. The idea for it came from workers all over Australia. They told us that they needed an easy to use handbook that can help them respond to the range of alcohol and drug issues they face every day. They also told us that such a book needs to take into account the complex challenges facing workers when helping clients, their families and, sometimes, whole communities." ....From the preface.

Available in a free online version or in hard copy at $22.50 per copy (postage included)

Online version

Order hard copies from : The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE)

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