Treatment services specifications aim to provide guidance to both purchasers and providers of non-government organisation services regarding the principles and key elements of different types of alcohol and other drug treatments. They aim to facilitate state-wide consistency of contemporary and high quality, evidence based service delivery by non-government organisations.
The intention of the specifications is to give the provider sufficient guidance that they can plan the orgainsational structures, conditions and resources needed to deliver the service; and to give purchasers clarity about what they are purchasing.
The specifications are specific to non-government organisation alcohol and other drug treatment in NSW. The four treatment types covered are: withdrawal management, psychosocial counselling, residential treatment and day programs.