Mental health and substance use explained

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Date Published:
9 Nov 2011
Contact person:
Marion Downey
02 9385 0180

NDARC will launch a series of new resources for those living with both substance use and mental health issues at the 2011 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD) conference on November 14.

The five booklets – Anxiety and Substance Use, Mood and Substance Use, Personality and Substance Use, Psychosis and Substance Use, and Trauma and Substance Use – are part of a series on mental health and substance use funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

The resources are targeted at consumers of mental health and alcohol and other drug services Australia-wide and include an explanation of mental health conditions, how these are linked to substance use, the interplay between the two disorders, how to recognise and manage symptoms, and where to go for help.

Lead authors Dr Katherine Mills and Dr Christina Marel will launch the materials on day two of the four day APSAD conference in Hobart.

Co-authors of the booklets are Prof. Amanda Baker, Prof. Maree Teesson, Dr. Glenys Dore, Dr. Frances Kay-Lambkin, Leonie Manns, Tony Trimingham and Philippa Ewer.

Click here to order hardcopies of these booklets. Electronic versions can be downloaded by clicking on the hyperlinks above.