Title

Treating Indigenous Australians with alcohol/drug problems: assessing quality of life

RIS ID

101361

Publication Details

Chenhall, R. & Senior, K. (2012). Treating Indigenous Australians with alcohol/drug problems: assessing quality of life. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 30 (2), 130-145.

Abstract

This study investigated the quality of life (QoL) of clients in an Indigenous Australian residential alcohol and drug treatment center. Qualitative and quantitative data were collected from a random sample of Indigenous clients utilizing the Self Evaluated Individual Quality of Life-Direct Weight tool. The findings from this study provide support for the inclusion of QoL as important in understanding the recovery process from substance misuse. A discrepancy was found between the self-reported aspirations of clients and the focus of the treatment provided, and recommendations were provided for inclusion of new areas in the education provided to the clients of this service.

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07347324.2012.663290