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Submission Sessional Committee on the Use and Abuse of Alcohol by the Community 055 Darwin City Council

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Title

Submission Sessional Committee on the Use and Abuse of Alcohol by the Community 055 Darwin City Council

Other title

Tabled Paper 381

Collection

Tabled Papers for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT

Date

1991-08-15

Description

Tabled by Eric Poole

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Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

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application/pdf

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License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2021C00044

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/294313

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/396548

Page content

is considerable duplication of services. 2. Sobering up Shelter (see PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS, p. 24) 3. Rehabilitation Program in Darwin gaol (see DRINK DRIVING, p.27) 4. Program for young people dependent on alcohol. Many juvenile offenders have alcohol dependency problems (Correctional Services). There is no specialist assessment, counselling and/or treatment agency to which these individuals can be referred. 5. Program for female alcohol dependents (the Salvation Army are planning to provide this soon). 6 . Family treatment program available to non-Aborigina1 spouses, partners, and children of alcohol dependents. Family programs have demonstrated effectiveness as: a) an early intervention tool; b) to improve the mental/emotional health and coping strategies of the family; and c) as a preventive strategy for the children of alcoholics, who are at high risk of alcohol dependence (Australian Institute of Alcohol & Addictions, Perth W.A.; Lindquist, 1986). 7. After care program There is no structured after care program for "graduates" of the Alcohol Rehabilitation Unit at Royal Darwin Hospital and/or other residential treatment facilities. It takes about 2 years to consolidate gains made as a result of participation in an alcohol dependence programs (Dr. Liz Chalmers, Early Intervention Unit, R.D.H). 47


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