Platform 70 is a project of the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness and commenced in 2011. The project has the following key objectives:
Treatment and Intervention
Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in Australia and its use is associated with an increased risk of involvement in motor vehicle accidents, work place accidents, mental health disorders, and respiratory and other health harms.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a significant risk factor for the development of substance use disorders (SUD) in adolescence and adulthood, and ADHD complicates the course and treatment of SUD.
Prisoners are a marginalised group placing considerable costs on society. They experience very high rates of drug dependence, health problems and premature mortality. Without intervention they are highly likely to come into further health risk.
Trauma and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are highly prevalent among people with substance use disorders.
Alcohol exposure in utero can cause a range of abnormalities in the fetus which are included under the umbrella term Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
The National clinical guidelines for the management of drug use during pregnancy, birth and the early development years of the newborn (the Guidelines) were commissioned by the Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy and
The aim of this project is to develop an online screening resource for cannabis use that provides feedback concerning patterns of use as well as motives for using. A randomised controlled trial will compare cannabis use and help-seeking among individuals who receive the feedback intervention com
The MISHA Project is a follow-on to the Michael Project. MISHA, or 'Michael's Intensive Supported Housing Accord', is an integrated program that provides long term stable accommodation and a holistic service delivery approach to homeless men.