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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.
|Treatment service users (TSU) project: phase two|
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.
|National needle and syringe programs strategic framework 2010-2014|
This framework sets policy directions and identifies program goals to assist governments and administrators planning the future development of needle and syringe programs.
|Alcohol resources - National Binge Drinking Strategy (Drinking NIghtmare)|
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.
|Comorbidity treatment service model evaluation|
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.
|National Amphetamine-Type Stimulant Strategy 2008-2011|
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.
|National Amphetamine-Type Stimulant Strategy Background Paper: Monograph Series No. 69|
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.
|When girls and women sniff|
A flipchart to raise awareness amongst girls and women of the adverse effects of petrol sniffing.
|Volatile substance misuse: a review of interventions: monograph series no. 65|
This review examines published and unpublished literature about interventions designed to combat volatile substance misuse.
|When boys and men sniff|
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.
|Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and National Registration Authority (NRA) Report on an Informal Consultation - The Monitoring of the Distribution of Antibiotics for Veterinary and Human use in Australia|
THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN RESCINDED
|Progress Report - Progress with the Implementation of the JETACAR Report - Updated 16 November 2001|
THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN RESCINDED.
|Alerting the community to the link between illicit drugs and mental illness: developmental research|
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.
|Sniffing and the brain|
A flipchart to raise awareness of the effects of petrol sniffing and inhalant abuse.
|Needle and syringe programs: your questions answered|
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.
|Needle and syringe programs: a review of the evidence|
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.
|Evaluation of national audit of community needle and syringe disposal facilities|
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.
|Report on the national audit of community needle and syringe disposal facilities: recommendations|
These recommendations provide a guide to strategies that can be implemented at the local level to address inappropriate disposal of needles and syringes.
|Training frontline workers: young people, alcohol and other drugs|
Learning resources to assist frontline workers address the needs of young people on issues relating to illicit drugs.
|The Prevention of Substance Use, Risk and Harm in Australia - a review of the evidence|
This page contains links to the publication 'The Prevention of Substance Use, Risk and Harm in Australia - a review of the evidence'.
|Models of intervention and care for psychostimulant users, 2nd edition - monograph series no. 51|
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.
|Alcohol and other drugs: a handbook for health professionals|
This resource provides an overview of key health and medical issues arising from the use of alcohol and other drugs.
|A Brief cognitive behavioural intervention for regular amphetamine users: a treatment guide|
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.
|Comorbid mental disorders and substance use disorders: epidemiology, prevention and treatment|
This monograph provides the evidence base and the beginning of a common language to address the complex issues around comorbidity.
|Return on investment in needle and syringe programs in Australia: summary report|
This is a summary of a report which considers the economic effectiveness of needle and syringe programs in Australia.
|Return on investment in needle and syringe programs in Australia: report|
This report considers the economic effectiveness of needle and syringe programs in Australia.
|Drug driving among police detainees in three states of Australia: Monograph no. 50|
This document reports on the extent of drug use among traffic detainees, the characteristics of these detainees, potential legislative approaches to drug driving, and options for monitoring and research.
|Clients of treatment service agencies: May 2001 census findings: Monograph no. 47|
Results of the fourth national census of clients of treatment service agencies (COTSA). This report identifies the characteristics of clients attending drug and alcohol treatment services and compares the drug and alcohol problems being treated over the eleven years since the first census.
|Review of diagnostic screening instruments for alcohol and other drug use and other psychiatric disorders, 2nd edition: Monograph no. 48|
Many people with drug or alcohol problems also experience a range of other psychiatric and psychological problems. This document provides updated information on screening and diagnostic instruments that may be used to assess comorbidity.
|Counting the cost: estimates of the social costs of drug abuse in Australia in 1998-9: Monograph no. 49|
This report presents estimates of the costs of alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs for the financial year 1998-99. It is the third report in a series of estimates of the social costs of drug abuse in Australia.
|Australian secondary students' use of over-the-counter and illicit substances in 1999: Monograph no. 46|
This report describes the results of the second national survey on the use of over-the-counter and illicit substances by secondary students. This includes the use of specific substances such as analgesics & cannabis, poly-substance use, comparisons of types of substances used, and changes in use between 1996 and 1999.
|National buprenorphine policy|
This publication provides a broad policy context and a framework for state and territory policies and guidelines. The policy outlines treatment issues in regard to the prescribing and dispensing of buprenorphine.
|National Comorbidity Project|
Comorbidity (co-occurence) of mental disorders and substance use disorders is widespread and often associated with poor treatment outcome, severe illness course and high service use. This report documents the first stage of the National Comorbidity Project, a national workshop on comorbidity.
|The Health and Psychological Effects of Cannabis Use, 2nd edition: Monograph no. 44|
This monograph reviews the literature on the health and psychological effects of cannabis. This includes a description of cannabis as a drug, patterns of use, acute effects, adverse health and psychological effects of chronic use, possible consequenses of adolescent use, therapeutic benefits, and adverse effects when used with alcohol and tobacco.
|The Role of Police in the Diversion of Minor Alcohol and Drug Related Offenders: Monograph no. 40|
This report summarises the role of the Australian police in alcohol and drug diversion processes, identifies the barriers to the use of discretion by police officers, and provides a set of recommendations to address those barriers.
|Illicit drug use in Australia: epidemiology, use patterns and associated harm - Monograph Series No. 43|
THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN RESCINDED: This report reviews the literature on illicit drug use in Australia.
|Drug law enforcement: its effect on treatment experience and injection practices: Monograph no. 42|
This research assessed whether street-level drug law enforcement encourages heroin users into methadone treatment and the extent to which it promotes unsafe injection practices.
|Drug harm minimisation education for police in Australia: Monograph no. 41|
This report outlines a national strategic approach to education and training programs for police to promote best practice in the reduction of alcohol and other drug related harm.
|Infringement versus conviction: the social impact of a minor cannabis offence under a civil penalties system and strict prohibition in two Australian states: Monograph no. 36|
This study considers how the social impact of being apprehended for a minor cannabis offence differs between a strict prohibition model with criminal penalties (Western Australia) and a civil penalties model (South Australia).
|A Review of Law Enforcement and Other Criminal Justice Attitudes, Policies and Practices Regarding Cannabis and Cannabis Laws in South Australia: Monograph no. 38|
This study assesses police and other criminal justice attitudes toward the Cannabis Expiation Notice (CEN) system and documents their experience in putting it into effect.
|The Social Impacts of the Cannabis Expiation Notice Scheme in South Australia: Monograph no. 34|
This study compares the social impacts of two main models found in Australia for dealing with minor cannabis offences: total prohibition, and prohibition with civil penalties. In addition, it evaluates the operation and acceptability of an existing expiation scheme for minor cannabis offences, South Australia's Cannabis Expiation Notice (CEN) scheme.
|Effects of the Cannabis Expiation Notice Scheme on levels and patterns of cannabis use in South Australia: evidence from the National Drug Strategy Household Surveys 1985-1995: Monograph no. 37|
This study investigated whether the 1987 Cannabis Expiation Notice (CEN) scheme in South Australia had produced a greater increase in the prevalence of lifetime and weekly cannabis use in South Australia than in the rest of Australia.
|Proceedings of expert workshop on the induction and stabilisation of patients onto methadone: Monograph no. 39|
An expert workshop in January 1999 drew together a series of expert papers revising the international and national literature in respect to methadone tolerance in relation to safe initiation into methadone treatment and pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in clinical practice. The evidence presented formed the basis for several policy, clinical and research recommendations for induction onto methadone maintenance.
|Cannabis offences under the cannabis expiation notice scheme in South Australia: Monograph no. 35|
This paper examines data on minor cannabis offences in South Australia for the period 1991 to 1997. The main focus is on data from the South Australian Police Department relating to the operation of the Cannabis Expiation Notice (CEN) scheme.
|Australian secondary students' use of over-the-counter and illicit substances in 1996: Monograph no. 33|
This report describes the results of the first national survey on the use of over-the-counter and illicit substances by secondary students in Australia.
|National Drug Strategic Framework 1998-99 to 2002-03: building partnerships|
This document presents a strategy for reducing the harm caused by drugs in Australia.
|Public opinion towards drug policies in Australia, 1985-95|
A descriptive analysis of public attitudes and knowledge regarding drug use in Australia during the period 1985 to 1995, based on data from the National Drug Strategy Household Survey Series.
|Patterns of drug use in Australia, 1985-95|
A descriptive analysis of trends in drug use in Australia during the period 1985 to 1995 based on data from the National Drug Strategy Household Survey Series.
|Models of intervention and care for psychostimulant users: Monograph no. 32|
This report reviews and analyses the literature on psychostimulant use, associated harms and responses; identifies good practice in response to psychostimulant harm; and prioritises future initiatives for the treatment of psychostimulant use.
|Marijuana in Australia: patterns and attitudes: Monograph no. 31|
This report is based on data from the National Drug Strategy Household Survey Series. It provides information on patterns of drug use; the characteristics of users, including use by adolescents and an analysis of users by state; national perspectives; and general attitudes towards marijuana.
|Progress of the National Drug Strategy: key national indicators|
This report is a statistical supplement to an evaluation of the National Drug Strategy 1993-1997. It provides, in a non-technical manner, national time series data against the key national indicators of the strategy.
|The National Drug Strategy: mapping the future|
This report forms part of an evaluation of the National Drug Strategy 1993-1997. It describes the strategy and evidence of its impact, details concerns and issues about its conceptual basis, discusses the balance of effort, partnerships and management, and provides recommendations for the future of the strategy.
|National policy on methadone treatment|
This publication is a general guide for medical practitioners, allied health professionals and others involved in the provision of methadone treatment services.
|The Social Costs of Drug Abuse in Australia in 1988 and 1992: Monograph no. 30|
This report is the second major study estimating the social costs of drug abuse in Australia. The drugs analysed are alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs (including cannabis, opiates, amphetamines, cocaine and hallucinogens).
|Review of methadone treatment 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.
|Public perceptions of the health and psychological consequences of cannabis use: Monograph no. 29|
This monograph investigates what the public believe the health risks of marijuana use to be, how they evaluate these risks in comparison with those of other drugs, and how personal characteristics are related to these beliefs.
|The Health and Psychological Consequences of Cannabis Use|
THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN RESCINDED: National Drug Strategy Monograph Series No. 25.
|Legislative options for cannabis use in Australia: Monograph no. 26|
This paper is concerned with the legislative options available for cannabis, and the impact of those options on the community at large and on the law enforcement sector.
|Amphetamines and other psychostimulants - a guide to the management of users|
This publication reports on trends and patterns of psychostimulant use in Australia and discusses the management of acute and chronic intoxication.
|Future directions for alcohol and other drug treatment in Australia: Monograph no. 17|
This report examines the likely and recommended future directions for the treatment of alcohol problems and problems related to unsanctioned drug use, especially injecting drug use, in Australia.
|Evaluating treatments for alcohol and other drugs: Monograph no. 14|
This monograph is a review of the literature evaluating drug and alcohol treatment programs. It provides a frame for viewing the issues of importance in evaluation in this field and, in particular, the evaluation of treatment programs in Australia.
|The Effectiveness of Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Problems - an Overview: Monograph no. 11|
This report provides a broad overview of the treatment of drug and alcohol problems, including summaries of the effectiveness of broadly-defined treatment approaches and of the relative effectiveness of specific treatment methods for specific problems.