Evaluation of Commissioned Alcohol and Other Drug Services Delivering Brief Interventions Across Western Victoria

The Western Victoria Primary Health Network engaged Aspex Consulting to undertake an evaluation of the recently commissioned alcohol and other drugs (AOD) Brief Interventions program operating across Western Victoria.

The Brief Interventions program was designed to fill a recognised gap in current service delivery by providing services to clients at risk of developing serious AOD problems by strengthening relationships between a range of health and community service providers across the region and by improving access to appropriate AOD treatments for clients.

The evaluation of the early implementation and outcomes arising from AOD Brief Interventions identified the benefits achieved by clients, health and community service providers, and informed the re-commissioning and ongoing operation of AOD services across Western Victoria.