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Publication date: 17 May 2019
Even a one-day reduction in alcohol use can support small improvements in lifestyle and wellbeing as shown by recent research by Te Pou published in the New Zealand Medical Journal.
Using aggregated scores from ADOM (Alcohol and Drug Outcome Measure) in community alcohol and other drug services, the research found reductions in alcohol use are associated with improvements in tāngata whai ora self-rated lifestyle and wellbeing.
This work highlights the importance of increased use of ADOM, primarily to support tāngata whai ora and to enable a better picture of what is happening in services to emerge. For further information contact Mark Smith, national ADOM lead.
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