Visiting Professor Thomas F. Babor seminar series: Treatment for alcohol and other substance use disorders – a public health perspective Event as iCalendar

14 August 2013

4:30 - 5:30pm

Venue: Room 731-201, Building 731, Tāmaki Innovation Campus

This presentation describes a public health approach to the study of service systems for people with substance use disorders. Such an approach is broadly conceived to include the consideration not only of specialized services for alcohol and drug dependence, but also of medical care and social welfare services that interact with and complement specialized drug and alcohol services. After describing a conceptual model of the substance abuse service system, key systems issues pertaining to effective treatment systems are described, such as equity, economy, efficiency and integration. The potential benefits of systems thinking in relation to the management of substance use disorders are described. It is suggested that systems concepts may help to improve access, efficiency, economy, continuity of care, and effectiveness, thereby improving the population impact of treatment services.

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Please RSVP to Nicki Paull , Communications Manager, Centre for Addiction Research, if you wish to attend this event.