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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin Alcohol and other drugs knowledge centre Yarning Places

Link between violence and methamphetamine

Date posted: 12 June 2014

The third National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (NIDAC) conference has heard of a direct link between an increase in violence from the use of the drug crystal methamphetamine (meth).

Deputy Chair of NIDAC, Scott Wilson, says a recent study of 300 meth and ice users in Brisbane and Sydney has found the incidence of violence went from 10% to 60% once the drug was used.

Scott Wilson says drug use is widespread, not just in Aboriginal communities, and needs residential rehabilitation and follow up to tackle the issue.

Source: National Indigenous Radio Service


Last updated: 12 June 2014
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