The Older People's Drug and Alcohol Project was designed to improve the responses of NSW Health drug and alcohol and mental health services to the needs of older people with substance use issues. The project was undertaken in the context of a number of factors bringing older people’s drug and alcohol issues increasingly to attention.
This Report in Brief is intended for a broad audience, including people from a range of sectors such as aged care, aged health, and primary care; in addition to consumers, carers and the wider community. It may help to raise awareness of the issues, and to influence action and collaboration.
The full project report is an in depth reference document, with detailed information and analysis relevant to this emerging area of policy. It includes current literature and policy, consultation findings, service utilisation data analysis, good practice service examples, and recommendations.
A summary report is also available. It includes project recommendations and is a more succinct resource for services.