AOD resources during COVID-19

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AOD resources during COVID-19

HealthPathways WA Mental Health and Addiction – Mental Health Service Referrals
For the latest updates on referral options during COVID-19  from the HealthPathways website. 
Getting through alcohol withdrawal during the COVID-19 pandemic - a guide
Next Step Specialist Drug and Alcohol Services resource to support GPs and their patients manage alcohol withdrawal during COVID-19 and beyond.
Management of ambulatory alcohol withdrawal in response to COVID-19
Next Step Specialist Drug and Alcohol Services resource to support GPs and their patients manage alcohol withdrawal during COVID-19 and beyond.
Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) GP Education Program
Alcohol and drug education and training for GPs developed by RACGP.
Alcohol and other drug use amongst older Australians – An audio visual resource from Dr Norman Swan
Topics include: 'When Alcohol Use is Not the Presenting Issue',  'Using Medication and Illicit Drugs' and 'Presenting with physical harm'.
Drugs of dependence: Responding to requests Fact Sheet
RACGP fact sheet that is a brief guide to identifying and responding to requests for drugs of dependence that might be inappropriate.
Prescribing drugs of dependence Guidelines
RACGP fact sheet.
Alcohol. Think again: Practical tips for patients to reduce risky alcohol consumption during COVID-19
Encourage patients to check out the new Alcohol Think again resources for practical tips on reducing alcohol consumption while working and staying at home during COVID.
Coping with coronavirus (COVID-19) 
COVID-19 specific alcohol and other drug information and links for individuals, families and signification others.
Mental Health and Addiction pathway
Alcohol Intervention pathway
Clinical support and referral guides  from HealthPathways WA.
Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory Service
Specialist alcohol and other drug advice to WA health professionals. Includes appropriate substance detoxification advice and community treatment referral guidance.
Alcohol and Drug Support Service
24/7 free, non-judgemental telephone, counselling, information, referral and support lines for alcohol and drug use. 
Hello Sunday Morning
Free online community and coaching program to help people change their relationship with alcohol. Subsidised by the Australian Government.  
Reducing alcohol related harm
Tips on how to stay healthy and reduce or avoid alcohol consumption during COVID isolation.
Treating Alcohol and Drugs in Primary Care
Education activities for WA GPs and primary care practitioners covering general and specific alcohol and drug topics and skill-based techniques delivered in face-to-face education sessions, short video lectures and webinars.
Drug and Alcohol Addiction Education Program
Self-directed courses focus on developing effective communication strategies for assessing and managing patients with drug and alcohol addiction. Provided by ACRRM.
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