A key issue for those working in the AOD treatment sector are the difficulties that clients have in accessing treatment, staying engaged with treatment, and maintaining their positive outcomes in the post-treatment period. This research was undertaken to better understand these issues and to offer insight about how support can be better provided to clients navigating the treatment system. Download the full report [PDF] or report summary [PDF].
How we did the research We used qualitative research strategies to interview 20 clients of AOD services and 15 sector stakeholders. We documented their views about the supports clients need to get into treatment, the factors that help to sustain their engagement with treatment, and the factors that support their maintenance during the post-treatment period.