The Pacific Alcohol & Drug Outcomes Project (PADOPT)

11 Jun 2007

This document presents the results and recommendations of two recent research studies on alcohol and other drug (A&D) treatment services for Pacific peoples. The studies are part of the Pacific Alcohol & Drugs Outcomes Project (PADOPT), which was launched in 2002 with the aim of evaluating and improving the effectiveness of A&D treatment services for Pacific peoples.

The studies comprise - Phase I, compiled in May 2003 documents interviews with New Zealand-based Pacific A&D clinicians on the practices and treatment approaches that they and/or their services use. Phase II, compiled in October 2004 builds on the Phase One research, interviews Pacific clients and families on their experiences with Pacific A&D services, as well as with service managers and team leaders within those services.