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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

Notes

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

vehicle for supervisors to suggest referral due to unsatisfactory work performance; and made available a consultancy service for managers and union representatives. The Program lapsed in December, 1987 (see Appendix 7). During its operation, 19 Council individuals voluntarily presented for counselling. Although most were industrial employees, management and clerical staff also utilised the service: 8 were self referrals, 8 were referred by a supervisor and 3 by a Union official. Alcohol was the predominant problem in most supervisory referrals. Most of these were referred to alcohol dependence treatment agencies for assessment, counselling and/or treatment (see Appendix 7b for program review). However, E.A.S. could not supply information regarding the outcome of these referrals. The main difficulty with the D.C.C. program identified by the E.A.S. was that clients referred by supervisors usually exhibited entrenched problems which were difficult to resolve in the short term: most of these were alcohol related. E.A.S. highlights the need for earlier intervention so that treatment is more successful and the cost to industry is minimised. The Federal Department of Science & Technology has an intervention program in p l a c e ( C o n d i t i o n s o-f M a r k Digest, Volume 6, 1/1987:16) which is designed to motivate 50


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