Austin Health’s new drug and alcohol service (ADAS) will treat an increased number of internal and external clients.
The ADAS incorporates the drug dependency clinic.
The clinic aims to build relationships with patients in order to aid with the recovery process.
The service also works closely with other Austin Health departments, including adult mental health units, toxicology, consultation liaison psychiatry and specialty services.
The ADAS team is made up of professionals from multiple backgrounds, including psychiatrists, trainee psychiatric registers, psychologists, registered nurses and social workers.
The service has been specially designed to provide a flexible and holistic approach to supporting the various needs of clients.
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