Drug treatment: What works?
Evidence-based practice, which involves making treatment decisions based on current best evidence, takes into account patient characteristics, situations and preferences. Treatments should produce favourable outcomes under usual or everyday conditions. In the field of alcohol and other drugs, favourable outcomes reflect a balance in risks and benefits for individuals and the community. Below are the different types of treatment, and the context for their use, drawing on available research evidence.
There is a range of fact sheets and other clinical information which can assist health professionals in the treatment of alcohol and other drug related presentations in a general practice setting.
More information about the medication assisted treatment for opiod (MATOD) GP Program please visit the SA Health website.
Would you like to speak to someone now?
The Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory Service (DACAS) provides general practitioners and other health professionals direct telephone access to a specialist drug and alcohol clinician. The service is available 24 hours/ 7 days on (08) 7087 1742.
You can direct your clients to call the Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) on 1300 13 1340 (8:30am-10pm, 7 days/week) for information, counselling and referral.