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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 1 Hansard (14 February) . . Page.. 334..

� Assessment is not possible due to the client's mental health status

� Treatment is not possible due to the client's mental health status

� The client's primary drug of concern is alcohol or other licit substances

� No reported AOD use concerns determined in the assessment process.

(3) The treatment options and AOD services within the ACT that the Diversion Services refer clients to are:

� Withdrawal support - ACT Health's Alcohol and Drug Program (ADP); DIRECTIONS ACT's Arcadia House; Ted Noffs Foundation

� Pharmacotherapy- ADP Opioid Treatment Service; The Opiate Program (TOP) under the Division of General Practice; Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service (Winnunga)

� Medical Services - ADP; Winnunga; TOP

� Education/therapeutic groups - ADP; DIRECTIONS ACT; Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADFACT); Salvation Army's Oasis Bridge Program; Winnunga; Gugan Gulwan Youth Aboriginal Corporation (Gugan); Women's Information, Referral, and Education on Drugs and Dependence (WIREDD); Ted Noffs Foundation

� Counselling Services - ADP; DIRECTIONS ACT; Salvation Army's Oasis Bridge Program; Winnunga; Gugan; WIREDD; Ted Noffs Foundation

� Case management - ADP; DIRECTIONS ACT; Salvation Army's Oasis Bridge Program; Winnunga; Gugan; WIREDD; Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation and Advocacy (CAHMA)

� Residential rehabilitation programs - Salvation Army's Canberra Recovery Service (CRS); ADFACT's Karralika Therapeutic Community; Ted Noffs Foundation.

� Diversion services also refer clients to interstate rehabilitation services for treatment options not provided within the ACT. These include shorter-term rehabilitation programs, rehabilitation programs that accommodate clients on prescribed pharmacotherapies, gender specific programs and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific programs. Referral to interstate residential services is often a client preference.

(4) The following information details the number of referrals made to each ACT AOD treatment service as detailed in Question 3.

Police Early Diversion - PED

Note: PED clients may be referred for a number of different types of treatment; therefore, the number of clients referred for treatment may not equal the total number of treatment episodes provided by agencies.


Diversion notices received from AFP

Treatment provided

1 January -

31 December 2002

14 notices:

� 1 did not attend

ACT Health ADP - 13

1 January -

31 December 2003

16 notices:

� 1 did not attend assessment

� 2 did not comply with treatment

ACT Health's ADP - 15

Toora WIREDD - 1

1 January -

31 December 2004

61 notices:

� 5 clients did not attend assessment

� 7 clients did not comply with treatment requirements

� 1 client by request was referred back to the AFP to be issued with a Simple Cannabis Offence Notice

ACT Health's ADP - 46

Salvation Army's Oasis Bridge - 8

Directions ACT - 1

Directions ACT's Arcadia House - 1

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