Be sure to read the latest issue the ANJ (July 11 Volume 19 Number1). It has a special focus on current issues in drug and alcohol nursing (which you can read more about by clicking the tab ATOD in the Media).
Margo Hickman and Charlotte De Crespigny have an article published in the issue which looks at the achievements of DANA over the last 12 months (and the challenges ahead) in relation to the development and validation of specialist standards for alcohol and other drug nurses.
Margo Hickman is the President of DANA, a registered nurse and midwife and CNC of the Drug Court Program in SE Queensland. Professor Charlotte De Crespigny is a DANA Life Member, registered nurse with a PhD in Addictions and professor of Drug and Alcohol nursing, joint chair, School of Nursing at the University of Adelaide and Drug and Alcohol Service South Australia.