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Alcohol mandatory treatment (AMT)
The Department of Health runs mandatory treatment for adults who are taken into police custody for being intoxicated in public three or more times in two months.
Individuals are clinically assessed and an independent tribunal then decides the best treatment options including:
- up to three months in a secure residential treatment facility
- up to three months in community residential treatment facility
- another form of community management, such as income management.
During their treatment clients are offered life skills and work readiness programs. On completion of their treatment, clients are provided with an aftercare program to support them when they return home.
Go to the Northern Territory Government website for information about AMT for patients.
Read about the AMT tribunal on the Department of Justice website.
An evaluation of AMT is being being conducted by Price Waterhouse Coopers and started in November 2015, with the final report expected in January 2017.
Read about the Alcohol Mandatory Treatment Service Evaluation.
Reports and forms
Quarterly activity reports contain summary information for patients referred to AMT services by location of the service and by the stage of their care.
For all AMT reports and forms go to ePublications.