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Brief intervention guide: Addressing risk and harm relating to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and gambling

This resource supports the allied, non-specialist, workforce to provide brief interventions for people who are experiencing problems with substance use and gambling.

The guide has been produced to clarify the purpose of brief interventions and provides a framework and practical guidelines for how to deliver brief interventions from an individual workers perspective and from an organisational perspective.



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