Alcohol and Drug Outcome Measure

The outcome measure for community-based outpatient adult addiction services.

The Ministry of Health have mandated ADOM collection and reporting from 1 July 2015 for all community-based outpatient adult addiction services. This includes outpatient after-care or continuing care programmes, post-residential or outpatient intensive treatment programmes. 

Please see the ADOM guide for addiction practitioners version 4.3 (download below) for a detailed description of those services and tāngata whai ora for whom ADOM has been psychometrically tested (therefore validated) for use.

Service users/tāngata whai ora and Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) practitioners are giving positive feedback about using the Alcohol and Drug Outcome Measure (ADOM).

ADOM provides tāngata whai ora with a way to rate and track key areas of change during their treatment journey. This includes changes in use of alcohol and other drugs, lifestyle and wellbeing and satisfaction with treatment progress and recovery.

Tāngata whai ora are supported by AOD practitioners to regularly rate how they are doing and to view the results using the ADOM feedback wheel. The ADOM feedback wheel provides the tangata whai ora and their AOD practitioner with a clear focus for discussing and planning treatment and recovery options. You can find the ADOM form, feedback wheel and outcomes graph builder on the ADOM tools page.