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file icon Screening for & assessment of co-occurring substance use & mental health disorders by AOD & MHS
Croton, G.,  Victorian Dual Diagnosis Initiative Advisory Group. Sept 2007 version
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file icon AOD Withdrawal Practice Guidelines for Mental Health services

9th Jan. 2012: These new Withdrawal Practice Guidelines, authored by Dr Enrico Cementon (SUMITT component of the Victorian Dual Diagnosis Initiative) are designed to provide a comprehensive management approach to working with consumers withdrawing from alcohol and/or substance use within North Western Mental Health acute inpatient and/or residential services.

Note that these Guidelines:
• are specifically drafted around the particular needs of people experiencing withdrawal in mental health settings
• are written with the  view that the ‘management of acute drug withdrawal is a core competency of all psychiatrists’ and are a resource for psychiatrists, psychiatry trainees and other clinical staff who are endeavouring to achieve this competency
• have been published with a creative commons  copyright attribution – that is you are free to share and adapt the content as per the creative commons license (note specific conditions on p2 of the Guidelines)

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file icon “Drugs on the Mind” Dual diagnosis: The experience of mental health professionals.
2003 Thesis
Rod Soar. Grampians Dual Diagnosis Service.
Hits: 15655
file icon DDx Beyond Blue Report Petra Staiger 2008
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file icon Manual - Orientation to VDDI

Paul Hurnall. / Loddon Mallee DDx ServiceVDDIRF  /  VDDI

Manual introducing new workers to the VDDI specialist dual diagnosis worker role

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file icon Australian treatment systems' recognition of & response to co-occurring mh & su disorders
Senate Mental Health Inquiry Submission.
Gary Croton. Eastern Hume Dual Diagnosis Service. 2005
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file icon Victorian Travelling Fellowship Report
An investigation of service system modifications & initiatives designed to provide an integrated treatment response to co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders
Gary Croton. Eastern Hume Dual Diagnosis Service. 2005
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file icon Our_Healing_Ways_Research_Report

OUR HEALING WAYS Successful strategies for working with dual diagnosis issues, Aboriginal way

is a report from research by the VDDI Education and Training Unit on which successful strategies Aboriginal workers use when working with clients with a dual diagnosis.
The purpose of the research was to develop resources to support Aboriginal workers to further build their knowledge and skills to provide effective healing strategies to community members from a culturally relevant and evidence based perspective.

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file icon 2011 Senate Mental Health Inquiry - DDx submission
9th September 2011: The current Parliament of Australia, Senate Community Affairs Committee, Inquiry into the Commonwealth Funding and Administration of Mental Health Services is due to report by September 20th.  A detailed, dual diagnosis focused submission has just been posted on the Inquiry’s website. The submission Potential: Australia’s evolving responses to co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders can be downloaded here.
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file icon Indigenous DDx Consultation Report

Stage One consultation report from the VDDI Education & Training Unit Indigenous Dual Diagnosis Training Project.

The project’s goal is to assist Aboriginal workers to build their skills and confidence in identifying, assessing, and working with clients with a dual diagnosis.

See also the DrugInfo Clearing House Fact Sheet here

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