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Prevention and treatment

2017

MacLean S, Hengsen R, Stephens R (2017)

Critical considerations in responding to crystal methamphetamine use in Australian Aboriginal communities.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 36(4): 502-508

2016

Munro A, Bennett A, Shakeshaft A, Allan J (2016)

'Nothing changes if nothing changes:' evaluation of a remote Aboriginal Australian residential rehabilitation service.

Paper presented at the 4th National Drug & Alcohol Conference 2016. 11-14 October 2016, Glenelg, SA

2015

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2013 - 14.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents information about publicly funded alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment services in Australia for 2013-14. It includes data on:

  • the number of treatment episodes
  • characteristics of clients
  • drugs of concern
  • types of treatment.

Information on the proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients seeking treatment is included.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Trends in methylamphetamine availability, use and treatment, 2003-04 to 2013-14.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Central Australian Aboriginal Alcohol Programmes Unit (2015)

A place of health, hope and healing: Submission to the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory ‘Ice’ Select Committee.

Darwin: Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2015)

Final report of the National Ice Taskforce.

Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia

This final report by the National Ice Taskforce was produced based on extensive community consultation and research in response to issues raised by the drug, crystal methamphetamine (ice).

The report found that ice use in Australia is a complex problem that requires a multi-faceted response. Proportionally, Australia uses more methamphetamine than almost any other country.

In its report, the Taskforce has made 38 recommendations across five areas of priority. The five priority areas are:

  • supporting families, workers and communities to better respond to people affected by ice
  • efforts to reduce demand for ice through prevention activities must be strengthened
  • ice users need treatment and support services that cater to their needs
  • efforts to disrupt supply must be more coordinated and targeted
  • better data, more research and regular reporting is needed to strengthen Australia's response and keep it on track.

Abstract adapted from Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Dietze P (2015)

Understanding trends in Methamphetamine use and harm: Implications for harm reduction.

Paper presented at the National methamphetamine symposium: making research work in practice. 12 May 2015, Melbourne, Victoria

Dolan K, Rodas A, Bode A (2015)

Drug and alcohol use and treatment for Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous prisoners: demand reduction strategies.

International Journal of Prisoner Health; 11(1): 30-38

Ezard N (2015)

Effective strategies to address methamphetamine problems in primary care, emergency departments and hospital settings.

Paper presented at the National methamphetamine symposium: making research work in practice. 12 May 2015, Melbourne, Victoria

Hester R (2015)

Neural and cognitive effects of methamphetamine and implications for treatment.

Paper presented at the National methamphetamine symposium: making research work in practice. 12 May 2015, Melbourne, Victoria

Lee N (2015)

Build it and they will come: what works in treatment and how to apply it in everyday practice.

Paper presented at the National methamphetamine symposium: making research work in practice. 12 May 2015, Melbourne, Victoria

This conference presentation was delivered by Nicole Lee, from the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) at Flinders University, in Adelaide, South Australia.

The presentation included on:

  • cognitive responses to drugs
  • behaviour
  • what does and does not work in treatment
  • outpatient strategies
  • pharmacotherapy.

It is available as a video link, with the presentation in PDF format. It was presented at The National Methamphetamine Symposium in May, 2015 and is not Indigenous specific.

Abstract adapted from NCETA

MacLean S, Harney A, Arabena K (2015)

Primary health-care responses to methamphetamine use in Australian Indigenous communities.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; Online early(http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY14126):

MacLean S, Hengsen R, Stephens R, Arabena K (2015)

Supporting the Mildura Aboriginal Community's response to ice use.

Melbourne: Onemda VicHealth Group, The University of Melbourne

Robertson J, Clough A (2015)

Meth/amphetamine use: north and north-east Queensland.

Cairns: James Cook University

Methamphetamine: effects & responses (2015)

Roche AM

This factsheet details information on effects of methamphetamines including:

  • current patterns of methamphetamine use
  • potential harms
  • treatment options
  • what can be done to prevent use.

The publication is part of a series of resources on methamphetamines developed by the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA).

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Ross P (2015)

'The Bondage of love' Issues arising for families.

Paper presented at the National methamphetamine symposium: making research work in practice. 12 May 2015, Melbourne, Victoria

2014

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Health indicators for remote service delivery communities: a summary report 2003–2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Lee N, Jenner N, Nielsen S (2014)

Medication treatment options for amphetamine-type stimulant users.

Canberra: Australian National Council on Drugs

This publication reviews the evidence for pharmacotherapies in the treatment of people with a dependence on amphetamine type stimulants (ATS). It provides a systematic review of medicines which have the potential to be used as a part of a comprehensive treatment plan as well as medicines that are unsafe to use with people who are dependent on ATS.

The review is designed to help guide discussion related to development of clinical guidelines and identify future research efforts.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

LeeJenn Health Consultants (2014)

Methamphetamine step-up step-down withdrawal model evaluation: final report.

Melbourne: UnitingCare ReGen

Parliament of Victoria Law Reform Drugs and Crime Prevention Committee (2014)

Inquiry into the supply and use of methamphetamines, particularly ice, in Victoria: final report: volume 2.

Melbourne: Parliament of Victoria

UnitingCare ReGen (2014)

Methamphetamine treatment: building on successful strategies to enhance outcomes.

Melbourne: UnitingCare ReGen

Vinson Centre for Applied Social Research (2014)

Project Ice Mildura: evaluation of the community campaign measuring reach and impact.

Mildura, Vic: Northern Mallee Community Partnership

2012

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services report, 2010-11: OATSIH services reporting - key results.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents the main findings from the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) Services Reporting data collection. Data were collected by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) from primary health-care services, substance use services and Bringing Them Home and Link Up counselling services that received funding through OATSIH in 2010-11. The health services included those provided through Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal community controlled health organisations.

The information covered the number of clients seen, episodes of care and client contacts. This information helps to inform Indigenous health policy, and program development and implementation. Primary health care services provided 2.5 million episodes of care to about 428,000 Indigenous clients; substance use services provided treatment and assistance to about 28,600 clients and Bringing Them Home and Link Up counselling services were accessed by about 11,800 clients.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2011

Taplin S, Mattick RP (2011)

Child protection and mothers in substance abuse treatment.

Sydney: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

 
Last updated: 20 July 2017
 
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