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Social Impacts

2017

Robinson LD, BakerAL, Deane FP, McKetin R, Hudson S, Keane C (2017)

Polysubstance use in treatment seekers who inject amphetamine: drug use profiles, injecting practices and quality of life.

Addictive Behaviors; In Progress(https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.02.006): 25-30

2016

Whetton S, Shanahan M, Cartwright K, Duraisingam V, Ferrante A, Gray D, Kaye S, Kostadinov V, McKetin R, Pidd K, Roche A, Tait RJ, Allsop S (2016)

The social costs of methamphetamine in Australia 2013/14.

Perth,WA: National Drug Research Institute

2015

Clough A, Robertson J, Fitts M, Lawson K, Bird K, Hunter E, Gynther B, Obrecht K (2015)

Impacts of meth/amphetamine, other drugs and alcohol in rural and remote areas in northern and north-east Queensland: an environmental scan.

Cairns: James Cook University

This paper draws together current research relating to the impacts of meth/amphetamine, other drugs and alcohol use in rural and remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in northern and northeast Queensland. It aims to address the following questions:

  • What evidence is there that meth/amphetamine, in particular crystal meth/amphetamine ('ice'), is being used in these communities?
  • What are the behaviours, symptoms and signs of meth/amphetamine use that service providers observe in these regions?
  • If 'ice' is being used, who is using it and what are the impacts?

The paper also provides recommendations to the Queensland Government aimed at preventing any future increase in 'ice' usage in this region.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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

2014

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 1.

Melbourne: Parliament of Victoria

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

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

Gately N, Fleming J, Morris R, McGregor C (2012)

Amphetamine users and crime in Western Australia, 1999–2009.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

2011

Kratzmann M, Mitchell E, Ware J, Banach L, Ward J, Ryan J, Sutton L, Griffiths P, Saunders M (2011)

Injecting drug use and associated harms among Aboriginal Australians.

Canberra: Australian National Council on Drugs

The project Injecting drug use and associated harms among Aboriginal Australians was undertaken by Anex and the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO), and commissioned by Australian National Council on Drugs (ANCD). The findings from the project are summarised in this report. Copies can be obtained from the ANCD Secretariat or the ANCD website.

Abstract adapted from ANCD

Ness A, Payne J (2011)

Patterns of mephedrone, GHB, Ketamine and Rohypnol use among police detainees: findings from the DUMA program.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

This report presents the results of data collected from a sample of 824 police detainees in a study that examined the prevalence of four separate drug types that are not included in a regular questionnaire in this research area. They are:

  • mephedrone
  • rohypnol
  • GHB
  • Kketamine

The study is the first to use a large sample of Australian police detainees to investigate both the knowledge and prevalence of use for newly emerging and less commonly used drugs such as mephedrone, GHB, Ketamine and Rohypnol. While the findings indicate a relatively low level of use, there nevertheless remains a need for ongoing assessment to identify changing trends and patterns of use that can be responded to accordingly.

The resource is not Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific, although detainees would have included Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, statistically, due to over representation in the criminal justice system.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Taplin S, Mattick RP (2011)

Child protection and mothers in substance abuse treatment.

Sydney: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

 
Last updated: 5 October 2017
 
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