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Understanding clients, treatment models and evaluation options for the NSW Aboriginal Residential Healing Drug and Alcohol Network (NARHDAN): A community based participatory research approach
This study details the processes and outcomes of working with six Aboriginal residential rehabilitation services in New South Wales to develop a standardised assessment tool, define the core treatment and organisational components of the services, and develop an evaluation framework that could be used to evaluate individual treatment components, such as follow-up care, and estimate the total net benefits and costs of their services.
Regions in scope
New South Wales
National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA)
National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales