Guidelines on the management of co-occurring alcohol and other drug and mental health conditions in alcohol and other drug treatment settings

The NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) has updated and revised the Guidelines on the management of co-occurring alcohol and other drug and mental health conditions in alcohol and other drug treatment settings (the Comorbidity Guidelines) with funding provided by the Australian Government Department of Health. The updated Comorbidity Guidelines (2016) are now available online.

The Comorbidity Guidelines aim to:

  • Increase the knowledge and awareness of co-occurring mental health conditions in AOD treatment settings;
  • Improve the confidence and skills of AOD workers; and
  • Increase the uptake of evidence-based care.

This second edition is based on the best available evidence, and was developed in consultation and collaboration with clinicians, researchers, consumers, and carers from across Australia.