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Use of tobacco, alcohol, and over-the-counter and illicit substances among Indigenous students participating in the Australian Secondary Students Alcohol and Drug Survey 2008
In addition to the main 2008 Australian Secondary Students Alcohol and Drug (ASSAD) Survey, students from an additional 19 schools from rural areas in Western Australia, Queensland, South Australia and the Northern Territory were surveyed. From the 400 schools surveyed as part of the 2008 ASSAD and ASSAD Extension, 1317 students identified themselves as Indigenous Australians. This report is based on data from this combined group of Indigenous students.
This project implemented consumer participation demonstration projects in a variety of drug treatment settings in Australia. It followed the phase one research project which recommended a series of priority actions to support education and training in relation to consumer participation.
This framework sets policy directions and identifies program goals to assist governments and administrators planning the future development of needle and syringe programs.
Resources from the National Binge Drinking Strategy (Drinking Nightmare) database
Return on investment 2: evaluating the cost-effectiveness of needle and syringe programs in Australia 2009
This report considers the population benefits, value and cost-effectiveness of needle and syringe programs.
This report evaluated service delivery models for comorbidity treatment in the alcohol and other drugs and mental health service sectors, identified elements of good practice, and made recommendations arising from the evaluation.
Public discussion paper - Adoption of the Globally Harmonised System for Classification and Labelling of Chemicals in Respect to Domestic and Consumer Chemicals Including Pesticides
The Office of Chemical Safety and Environmental Health is seeking public comment on a Discussion Paper which outlines possible options for the adoption of the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) within the system of public health regulation of domestic and consumer chemicals, including pesticides.
The National Amphetamine-Type Stimulant Strategy 2008-2011 (the Strategy) has been developed within the existing legislative framework and focuses on prevention, supply reduction and treatment in a partnership framework.
Monograph Series No. 69 - This background paper is a companion paper to the National Amphetamine-Type Stimulant Strategy 2008-2011, and describes the goals and objectives of the Strategy and the priority areas for action. It was prepared to provide greater insight into the Strategy for researchers and other interested parties.
A flipchart to raise awareness amongst girls and women of the adverse effects of petrol sniffing.
This review examines published and unpublished literature about interventions designed to combat volatile substance misuse.
A flipchart to raise awareness amongst boys and men of the adverse effects of petrol sniffing.
A Review of enablers and barriers of Indigenous drug users accessing needle and syringe programs – a report for the COAG Multilateral Group on Needle and Syringe Programs
This study examined factors that either deter or support access to Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) services among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander injecting drug users (IDUs).
Patterns of use and harms associated with specific populations of methamphetamine users in Australia - exploratory research
This research identified patterns of use and harms associated with methamphetamine use among specific groups in Australia.
The Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA or the “Department”) engaged Health Outcomes International (HOI) in February 2007 to undertake a review of the Innovative Health Services for Homeless Youth (IHSHY) program and to recommend future policy directions for the program.
This report explores awareness, attitudes, perceptions and experience of issues relating to illicit drug use and mental illness amongst youth, young adults, their parents and the broader community.
A flipchart to raise awareness of the effects of petrol sniffing and inhalant abuse.
This booklet provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about needle and syringe programs. It is part of the needle and syringe programs information kit.
This booklet summarises, in a quick-reference format, the literature on needle and syringe programs. It is part of the needle and syringe programs information kit.
Mid-term evaluation of the Retractable Needle and Syringe Technology Initiative.
Report on the national audit of community needle and syringe disposal facilities: legislation and literature review
This report is in two parts. The first part is a review of state and territory legislation on the disposal of needles and syringes. The second part provides an overview of national and international literature on this subject.
These recommendations provide a guide to strategies that can be implemented at the local level to address inappropriate disposal of needles and syringes.
This report notes that smoking chop-chop has the potential to induce illness and possible fatality in those who use it.
Learning resources to assist frontline workers address the needs of young people on issues relating to illicit drugs.
This page contains links to the publication 'The Prevention of Substance Use, Risk and Harm in Australia - a review of the evidence'.
This monograph documents the prevalence and risks associated with psychostimulant use, describes the pharmacology of psychostimulants, and identifies best practice in detoxification and clinical interventions for psychostimulant use.
This resource provides an overview of key health and medical issues arising from the use of alcohol and other drugs.
An evaluation of the effectiveness of a four-session cognitive behavioural intervention among a sample of regular amphetamine users.
Clinical guidelines and procedures for the use of methadone in the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence: abbreviated version
Abbreviated version of guidelines to aid medical practitioners in the selection and management of patients seeking methadone maintenance treatment for opioid dependence.
Clinical guidelines and procedures for the use of methadone in the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence
Guidelines to aid medical practitioners in the selection and management of patients seeking methadone maintenance treatment for opioid dependence.
This monograph provides the evidence base and the beginning of a common language to address the complex issues around comorbidity.
This is a summary of a report which considers the economic effectiveness of needle and syringe programs in Australia.
This report considers the economic effectiveness of needle and syringe programs in Australia.
A review of the range of management, clinical and administrative practices existing in Australia in the delivery of methadone services and the funding mechanisms supporting those services.
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