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Dual Diagnosis Australia & New Zealand is a resource repository created by and for people with an interest in co-occurring substance use-mental health concerns. Please contact us with your thoughts, suggestions, links and contributions.

Naanggabun Yarning - Aboriginal Peer Reflection Project

16 February 2015: The Aboriginal Peer Reflection Project is auspiced by VDDI-NEXUS at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. The project has recently released their 2015 Naanggabun Yarning training calendar.

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Naanggabun is a Taungurung word meaning wise. The Peer Reflection training for the Aboriginal workforce is all about wise yarning. More details


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VDDI Training calendars

13th Feb 2015: New in the Events section of this site: Victorian Dual Diagnosis Initiative (VDDI) 2015 training calendars


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Guideline: Management Acute Behavioural Disturbance due to Amphetamine-Type Stimulant intoxication

13th Feb 2015: Just posted on the Reports section of this website: New, 4-page guideline developed by VDDI-NEXUS Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Kah Seong-Loke Guideline for the management of Acute Behavioural Disturbance due to Amphetamine-Type Stimulant intoxication - Oct 2014 version.

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Dr Loke profiled the new guideline in a recent presentation to the 2014 Ice & Altered Realities Australian Drugs Conference : Amphetamine Intoxication Withdrawal - Management Guidelines for Acute Hospital Settings

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Page 1 of the Guideline provides guidelines for acute assessment and management of ATS intoxication and toxicity (see explanation in slides 18-22 of the conference presentation)


Page 2 of the Guideline provides guidelines for the management of acute behavioural disturbance due to ATS intoxication (see explanation in slides 23-37 of the conference presentation)

Page 3 of the Guideline suggests interventions matched to the client’s stage of change

Page 4 of the Guideline provides guidelines for the long-term management of amphetamine misuse and dependence (BI’s., supported withdrawal etc - see explanation in slides 39-46 of the conference presentation)

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Infographic: Victorian Dual Diagnosis Policy

20th Nov 2014: Victoria, of all Australian states, stands out for its commitment to, investment in and complementary strategies towards achieving better outcomes for people with dual diagnosis and other complex needs.

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Infograhic: What are the principle current Victorian policy documents guiding and supporting mental health and alcohol and drug workers and services in their recognition of and responses to people with dual diagnosis? Download here

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