Jennifer Harland

Jennifer Harland

School of Biomedicine

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Jennifer Harland is a Registered Nurse with 20 years experience in the drug and alcohol sector. Clinically, Jennifer has worked in withdrawal management, residential rehabilitation, opioid treatment programs and mental health services. Jennifer has worked on National Drug and Alcohol policy and programs for the Australian Defence Force and the Australian National Preventive Health Agency. In 2012, Jennifer became the Global Coordinator of the ASSIST Program and has delivered training across Australia and South East Asia. Jennifer is a Credentialed Drug and Alcohol Nurse and is a former President of the Drug and Alcohol Nurses of Australasia.

Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral into Treatment (SBIRT)

Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Test (ASSIST)

Motivational Interviewing

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2022 Stevens, M. W. R., Harland, J., Alfred, S., & Ali, R. L. (2022). Substance use in the emergency department: Screening for risky drug use, using the ASSIST-Lite. DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, 41(7), 1565-1576.
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    2019 Cusack, L., Kelly, J., Groenkjaer, M., Wilkinson, C., & Harland, J. (2019). Acceptability and suitability of alcohol, smoking and substance involvement screening test for older people in the community.. Contemporary nurse, 55(6), 1-9.
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    2015 Cusack, L., Kelly, J., Harland, J., Gowing, L., Grønkjaer, M., & Whitaker, N. (2015). Alcohol and drug screening for older Australians. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 22(7), 41.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2016 Ali, R., Gowing, L., & Harland, J. (2016). The Ultrarapid Alcohol, Smoking, and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST-Lite) and Implications for Neuropathology. In V. Preedy (Ed.), Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse, Volume 1: Foundations of Understanding, Tobacco, Alcohol, Cannabinoids and Opioids (Vol. 1, pp. 649-659). United Kingdom: Elsevier.
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    2015 Harland, J., Gowing, L., & Ali, R. (2015). Brief Interventions for Illicit Drug Users.. In G. Carrà, N. el-Guebaly, & M. Galanter (Eds.), Textbook of Addiction Treatment: International Perspectives (pp. 293-312).

Department of Health, Commonwealth Government for the ASSIST Program

Screening and Brief Intervention


Problematic Substance Use

Mental Health

Co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders

Motivational Interviewing

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