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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

 
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