Treating alcohol and substance misuse
- Tobacco and alcohol are the most commonly used substances that cause veterans harm. However, prescription medication and illicit substance misuse also have a significant impact.
- Alcohol dependence is often comorbid with substance use. Therefore, screen for multiple substances. e.g. the Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST).
- Referral pathways for veterans are available via the DVA community-based AOD services panel.
Advice on the assessment, treatment and referral pathways for Alcohol disorder.
Advice on assessing and treating illicit and prescribed substance misuse.
Advice on evidence-based treatment to help veterans quit smoking.