Substance misuse and dependence
Substance misuse and dependence - what dependence is and how it develops - diagnostic information for clinicians
The information contained in this web page is a general guide written for health professionals. If you are having sleeping problems, it is important to seek advice from a qualified professional.
The Insomnia Management Kit is designed for GP's with patients who report sleep problems.
It will assist GP's in the assessment, diagnosis and management of patients presenting for the first time with a sleep problem.
The kit is comprised of fact sheets that can be downloaded below.
These assessment tools may be incorporated into the patient's file once completed.
Instructions are provided with each assessment tool.
The Sleep Medication fact sheet (PDF 125KB) is recommended for:
After completing the sleep assessment and sleep diary, one or more of the management techniques will be recommended for the patient.
There are also several other management techniques which are best accessed through a clinical psychologist.
Professor Leon C. Lack and Dr Helen Wright, School of Psychology, Flinders University assisted with the information in these resources.
Note: If the patient has previously used sleep medication, discourage continued use and provide the Sleep Medication fact sheet (PDF 128KB).
Further information or advice
ADIS is a telephone information, counselling and referral service.
Phone: 1300 13 1340
8.30am to 10pm every day.
DACAS provides a telephone and email service for South Australian health professionals seeking clinical information and clarification around clinical procedures, guidelines and evidence-based practice.
Telephone: (08) 7087 1742 from 8:30am — 10pm 7 days/week including public holidays or e-mail your enquiry to: HealthDACASEnquiries@sa.gov.au.
This service does not provide proxy medical cover and cannot assume responsibility for direct patient care.