Treating Indigenous Australians with alcohol/drug problems

assessing quality of life

Richard Chenhall, Kate Senior

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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. Copyright � Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-145
Number of pages16
JournalAlcoholism Treatment Quarterly
Volume30
Issue number2
Early online date13 Apr 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Chenhall, Richard ; Senior, Kate. / Treating Indigenous Australians with alcohol/drug problems : assessing quality of life. In: Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly. 2012 ; Vol. 30, No. 2. pp. 130-145.
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Treating Indigenous Australians with alcohol/drug problems : assessing quality of life. / Chenhall, Richard; Senior, Kate.

In: Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, Vol. 30, No. 2, 2012, p. 130-145.

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