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This section is dedicated to practical guidelines and toolkits. These links will bring you to the originally published guidelines/toolkits.

Case Management

What is case management?  Case Management Society of Australia and New Zealand (CMSA)

What is a case manager? Case Management Society of Australia and New Zealand (CMSA)

Case Management in Non-Government Alcohol and Other Drug Services: A Practical Toolkit

Withdrawal Guidelines

Alcohol and Other Drug Withdrawal Guidelines - Turning Point 2018

Consumer Participation

Guideline to Consumer Participation in NSW Drug and Alcohol Services –  Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (NADA)

A practical guide to consumer participation in the Victorian alcohol and other drug sector – Self Help Addiction Resource Centre (SHARC)

Capacity Building

Capacity Building and Change Management: A guide for community services – Victorian Alcohol And Drug Association (VAADA)

Comorbidity Capacity Building Toolkit – Western Australia Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (WANADA)

Remote Alcohol and Other Drug Resources

Assessment & intervention tools:

Assessment 1A (Brief)
Assessment 1B (Comprehensive)
Yarning about Alcohol 
Yarning about Gunja
Brief Wellbeing Screener
Yarning about Relapse
Yarning about Ice
Yarning about Alcohol & Pregnancy
Yarning about Alcohol & Pregnancy Advice Card
Yarning about Wellbeing

Relapse Prevention Program: A Relapse Prevention Guide for AOD Workers to help guide them when working with clients. This program helps guide workers on how to work with clients for 4-6 sessions on slowing down or giving up alcohol or other drugs

Remote Alcohol and Other Drugs Workforce Presentations

Remote AOD Workforce – Alcohol
Remote AOD Workforce – Gunja
Remote AOD Workforce – Ice
Remote AOD Workfroce – Tobacco
Remote AOD Workforce – VSA


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Use – National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC)

Supporting frontline workers with key information and resources about ice - Cracks In The Ice

Tackling Stigma in a 2018 Environment – Engaging with Young People – Cracks In The Ice

Effective Drug Prevention for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth – NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW Sydney

The Link Between Anxiety and Alcohol Use – Implications for Treatment and Early Intervention – NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use

Effects Of Ice On The Brain And Body, Implications For Responding – Cracks In The Ice

How To Talk With Teenagers About Alcohol Use – National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, WA

Drug and alcohol use among young people. What can parents and schools do to prevent the harms? - Cracks In The Ice

Managing and treating co-occurring mental and substance use disorders - NDARC, UNSW

Helpful websites with free resources for AOD workers and clinicians:

Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) –

Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS) –

Emerging Minds online Training Portal:

Turning Point –

Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) –

24/7 Clinician Information Resource and Hotline

Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory Service – DACAS 1800 111 092 toll free across the Northern Territory

Screening and assessment tools from DACAS: AUDIT, AUDIT-10, AUDIT C, FRAMES, KESSLER-10