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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Prevention and treatment

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2014

Degenhardt L, Larney S, Gisev N, Trevena J, Burns L, Kimber J, Shanahan M, Butler T, Mattick RP, Weatherburn D (2014)

Imprisonment of opioid-dependent people in New South Wales, Australia, 2000–2012: a retrospective linkage study.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 38(2): 165–170

2013

Alavi M, Grebely J, Micallef M, Dunlop AJ, Balcomb AC, Day CA, Treloar C, Bath N, Haber PS, Dore GJ, Enhancing Treatment for Hepatitis C in Opioid Substitution Settings (ETHOS) Study Group (2013)

Assessment and treatment of hepatitis c virus infection among people who inject drugs in the opioid substitution setting: ETHOS study.

Clinical Infectious Diseases; 57(Suppl 2): S62-S69

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2010-11: state and territory findings.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2011-12.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents data on alcohol and other drug treatment agencies and the episodes of treatment provided in Australia for 2011-2012. Alcohol was the most common principal drug of concern, accounting for almost half of these closed episodes, and counselling was the most common type of treatment. The report shows that Indigenous Australians were more likely to use alcohol, cannabis and amphetamines than non-Indigenous Australians, although Indigenous Australians were more likely to abstain from alcohol than non-Indigenous Australians. Data for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians is presented throughout the report.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Developing client-based analyses for reporting on the alcohol and other drug treatment services.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

National opioid pharmacotherapy statistics annual data collection: 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Berry SL (2013)

Culture in treatment for Aboriginal Australian men in New South Wales residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) thesis, University of Wollongong: Wollongong

Best E, Raymond J (2013)

An innovative model for delivering culturally safe Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Services in Aboriginal Maternal and Infant Health Services in NSW.

Women and Birth; 26(1): S15–S16

Closing the Gap Clearinghouse (2013)

Diverting Indigenous offenders from the criminal justice system.

Canberra: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

Crane P, Francis C, Buckley J (2013)

Youth alcohol and drug practice guide: practice strategies and interventions.

Brisbane: Dovetail

This guide outlines various approaches to engaging with young people experiencing problematic substance use. It draws upon the knowledge of practitioners in the field and outlines a range of service models. Content includes:

  • engagement with clients
  • risk assessment
  • intervention strategies
  • responding to specific situations such as overdose or inhalant use
  • co-occurring mental health and alcohol and other drug use disorders.

Culturally specific interventions such as the Mt Theo project and an adaptation of the 'stages of change model' for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are described.

The guide was developed by Dovetail in partnership with the School of Public Health and Social Work at the Queensland University of Technology.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

d'Abbs P, Chenhall R (2013)

Spirituality and religion in response to substance misuse among Indigenous Australians.

Substance Use & Misuse; 48(12): 1114-1129

Day A, Francisco A, Jones R (2013)

Programs to improve interpersonal safety in Indigenous communities: evidence and issues.

Canberra: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

Flatau P, Conroy E, Thielking M, Clear A, Hall S, Alicia Bauskis A, Farrugia M (2013)

How integrated are homelessness, mental health and drug and alcohol services in Australia?.

Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Forsythe L (2013)

Measuring mental health in criminology research: lessons from the Drug Use Monitoring in Australia program.

Canberra, ACT: Australian Institute of Criminology

Iversen J, Grebely J, Topp L, Wand H, Dore G, Maher L (2013)

Uptake of hepatitis C treatment among people who inject drugs attending needle and syringe programs in Australia, 1999–2011.

Journal of Viral Hepatitis; 21(3): 198 - 207

Jenner L, Lee N (2013)

Screening for substance use and related issues by specialist alcohol, tobacco and other drug treatment and support services in the ACT: discussion paper.

Canberra: Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT

Kylie Lee KS, Jagtenberg M, Ellis CM, Conigrave KM (2013)

Pressing need for more evidence to guide efforts to address substance use among young Indigenous Australians.

Health Promotion Journal of Australia; 24(2): 87-97

Lee KSK, Dawson A, Conigrave KM (2013)

The role of an Aboriginal women's group in meeting the high needs of clients attending outpatient alcohol and other drug treatment.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 32(6): 618–626

Lilley G, Mak DB, Fredericks T (2013)

Needle and syringe distribution trends in Western Australia, 1990 to 2009.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 32(3): 320–327

Lindeman M, Flouris A, Lopes J (2013)

Youth programs in remote central Australian Aboriginal communities 2013.

Darwin: Centre for Remote Health

This report provides information on a study undertaken to explore the enablers and barriers of youth programs in remote Central Australian Indigenous communities.

The report includes the aims and methodology of the study, a literature review and recommendations, with the findings organised into these topics:

  • background of Central Australian young people development programs
  • important elements of youth development programs
  • defining features of youth programs
  • youth program workforce
  • youth program outcomes
  • collaboration and relationships
  • resources and infrastructure
  • the context of service delivery in remote communities
  • 'youth-centred, context-specific' services

The study was conducted in partnership between the Centre for Remote Health (CRH) and the Central Australian Youth Link-Up Service (CAYLUS).

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

MacLean S, Berends L, Mugavin J (2013)

Factors contributing to the sustainability of alcohol and other drug interventions in Australian community health settings.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 19(1): 53-58

Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Office (2013)

Clinical guidelines for nursing and midwifery practice in NSW: identifying and responding to drug and alcohol issues.

Sydney: NSW Department of Health

These guidelines provide nurses and midwives in New South Wales with support and a benchmark for alcohol and other drug use assessment and care in daily practice including:

  • an outline of general principles for alcohol and drug assessment, intervention, communication with patients, and managing intoxication, overdose and withdrawal
  • specific information on commonly used substances, with details of symptoms, management and risks
  • information on pharmacotherapies for dependence on alcohol and opioids
  • appendices that provide withdrawal assessment scales and other useful information
  • handouts on selected drugs that you can photocopy and give to your patients
  • a glossary that describes terms related to alcohol and other drug issues
  • a resources list of tools, literature, organisations, emergency numbers and useful websites.

These guidelines are accompanied by a supporting Policy directive: nursing management of drug and alcohol issues in the delivery of health care.

Abstract adapted from NSW Department of Health

National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (2013)

An economic analysis for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander offenders: prison vs residential treatment.

Canberra: Australian National Council on Drugs

This report was commissioned by the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee to:

  • identify the patterns and prevalence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the prison system
  • outline the impacts and implications of incarceration for Indigenous Australians
  • analyse the costs and benefits of addressing Indigenous problematic substance use with treatment, particularly residential rehabilitation, as compared to prison.

A number of sources of information, including a scan of relevant literature and data repositories and consultations with key stakeholders, were used to inform the analysis.

The report highlights the cost and health benefits of diversionary programs and community residential rehabilitation for Indigenous people who have been convicted of non-violent, substance use related offences.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Council (2013)

Funding of alcohol and other drug interventions and services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Canberra: National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Council

National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Council (2013)

NIDAC online consultation: a professional body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol and other drug workers.

Canberra: National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Council

New South Wales Parliament General Purpose Standing Committee No 2 (2013)

Drug and alcohol treatment.

Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales

Rogerson B, Copeland J, Buttner P, Bohanna I, Cadet-James Y, Sarnyai Z, Clough AR (2013)

An exploratory study of cannabis withdrawal among Indigenous Australian prison inmates: study protocol.

BMJ Open; 3(5): e002951

Retrieved 17 May 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2013-002951

Rogerson B, Clough AR (2013)

How do Indigenous Australians experience cannabis withdrawal? [letter].

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 37(2): 186-187

Spratley S, Donnelly N, Trimboli L (2013)

Health and wellbeing outcomes for defendants entering the Alcohol-MERIT program.

Sydney: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

Stafford J, Burns L (2013)

Australian drug trends 2012. Findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS).

Sydney: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2013)

Report on government services 2013: Indigenous compendium.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This publication draws on the Report on government services 2013 to present data specific to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. It reports on the delivery of mainstream services to Indigenous people including services for:

  • childcare, education and training
  • justice
  • emergency management
  • health
  • community services
  • housing and homelessness.

Performance reporting focuses on the degree to which the objective for a service is met. The report details the objective (outcomes) for each service stated and the performance indicators measuring the achievement of each objective.

Improvements in reporting by Indigenous status has allowed for detailed reporting for Indigenous children enrolled and attending preschool and elapsed times for aged care services to Indigenous people.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Stephens A, Bohanna I, Graham D, Clough AR (2013)

Screening and assessment instruments for use in Indigenous-specific alcohol and drug treatment rehabilitation.

Journal of Tropical Psychology; 3: e2(11)

Retrieved 13 August 2013 from http://journals.cambridge.org/abstract_S1838990213000021

Taylor K, Dingwall K, Lindeman M, Lopes J, Grant L (2013)

Aboriginal youth suicide in Central Australia: developing a consistent data system and referral pathway.

Darwin: Centre for Remote Health

Taylor KP, Bessarab D, Hunter L, Thompson SC (2013)

Aboriginal-mainstream partnerships: exploring the challenges and enhancers of a collaborative service arrangement for Aboriginal clients with substance use issues.

BMC Health Services Research; 13: 12

Retrieved 10 January 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-13-12

Victorian Auditor-General (2013)

Prevention and management of drug use in prisons.

Melbourne: Victorian Auditor-General's Office

Ware V-A (2013)

Mentoring programs for Indigenous youth at risk.

Canberra: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

This report examines evidence and provides information on effective mentoring programs for Indigenous young people at risk of engaging in antisocial and risky behaviours. The report provides detailed information on:

  • risk and protective factors relating to antisocial and risky behaviours
  • mentoring programs and how they work
  • principles for effective mentoring of at-risk Indigenous youth
  • characteristics of effective mentoring relationships
  • ineffective mentoring practices
  • current gaps in research.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Western Australian Council of Social Service, Western Australian Association for Mental Health, Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (2013)

Justice and community safety in Western Australia: a call for efficient investment in effective outcomes.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Council of Social Service

This report outlines offending and justice issues in Western Australia (WA), and recommends a policy shift to 'justice reinvestment', an approach that aims to address the risk factors of crime, crime prevention, and adequate rehabilitation of offenders. This report provides details on:

  • current levels of offending in WA and the economic costs associated with these levels
  • the health and social determinants of offending
  • the role of the community sector
  • barriers to the adoption of a 'justice reinvestment' approach in WA
  • the 'delivering community services in partnership' policy in WA
  • recommendations.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2012

Allan J, Kemp M, Golden A (2012)

The prevalence of cognitive impairment in a rural in-patient substance misuse treatment programme.

Mental Health and Substance Use; 5(4): 303-313

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

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2010-11: report on the National Minimum Data Set.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services National Minimum Data Set 2012–13: specifications and collection manual.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

The Alcohol and other drug treatment services National Minimum Data Set 2012-13: specifications and collection manual is a reference for those collecting and supplying data for the Alcohol and other drug treatment services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS-NMDS), including Australian Government and state and territory government staff, and AOD treatment agency staff. Major changes to the 2012-13 edition include:

  • an update to the 'Principal drug of concern' data item to align with the Australian Standard Classification of Drugs of Concern (2011)
  • the inclusion of additional data elements to enable the number of clients receiving treatment to be estimated.

Abstract adapted from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Drug treatment for opioid dependence 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Berry SL, Crowe TP, Deane FP, Billingham M, Bhagerutty Y (2012)

Growth and empowerment for Indigenous Australians in substance abuse treatment.

International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction; 10(6): 970-983

Chenhall R, Senior K (2012)

Treating Indigenous Australians with alcohol/drug problems: assessing quality of life.

Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly; 30(2): 130-145

Commissioner for Children and Young People WA (2012)

Building blocks: best practice programs that improve the wellbeing of children and young people – edition one.

Perth: Commissioner for Children and Young People WA

This report, prepared by the Commissioner for Children and Young People in Western Australia, provides the details of 82 evidence-based programs from WA and across Australia. These programs demonstrate best or promising practice and all aim to increase the wellbeing of children and young people. Each program addresses at least one of the eight areas of wellbeing:

  • health and safety
  • education
  • material wellbeing
  • family and peer relationships
  • participation
  • subjective wellbeing
  • behaviours and risks
  • environment.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

de Wit J, Holt M, Treloar C(Eds) (2012)

HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: annual report of trends in behaviour 2012.

Sydney: National Centre in HIV Social Research, The University of New South Wales

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory: a ten year commitment to Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory (2012)

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Department of Health and Human Services (2012)

Tasmanian opioid pharmacotherapy program: policy and clinical practice standards.

Hobart: Tasmanian Government

Howard J, Alperstein D, Cox S, Zorz H, – LINC Owen Smith (2012)

Young men and yarndi: a pilot to diffuse information on cannabis, its use and potential risks among young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Sydney: National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre

This edition of the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC) bulletin provides information on the Young men and yarndi program, a camp run in New South Wales that provides young Indigenous men with information about cannabis. This report provides information on:

  • the rationale for the program
  • the theoretical underpinnings of the program
  • the aims of the program
  • how the program is operated
  • lessons learned from the program.

This report also includes the slides of a Power point presentation about the Young men and yarndi program.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Howard J, Butt J, Wright T, Norberg M, Copeland J, Wilkes T (2012)

Raising awareness about cannabis, its use and impact on health and wellbeing among Indigenous Australians.

Randwick, NSW: National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre

John Scougall Consulting Services (2012)

Keeping people safe: an evaluation of the Nyoongar Patrol Outreach Service.

Perth: Australian Policy Online

Lee L, Midford R, Malone S (2012)

The Dampier Peninsula Prevention Project: working with a group of remote Australian Aboriginal communities to address alcohol and drug use.

International Journal of Health Promotion and Education; 50(3): 111-124

The Kirby Institute (2012)

Highlighting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research at The Kirby Institute.

Sydney: The Kirby Institute

The Australian Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander health program was established at the Kirby Institute in 2007, with an aim to close the gap in the health disparity between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians. The key focus of the Institute's work is sexual health and blood borne viruses, working in collaboration with other key health sectors involved in substance use, offender health, and social and emotional wellbeing research.

This report outlines a number of projects being conducted by the Kirby Institute across Australia. Information for each project includes:

  • description of the project
  • Aboriginal community involvement
  • expected benefits to the community
  • investigators
  • collaborating organisations
  • funding body
  • contacts.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Thomas SL, Kalsi H, Graham S (2012)

Sexually transmissible infections and bloodborne viruses in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations.

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin; 23(4): 92

2011

Allan J, Campbell M (2011)

Improving access to hard-to-reach services: a soft entry approach to drug and alcohol services for rural Australian Aboriginal communities.

Social Work in Health Care; 50(6): 443-465

Allan J, Kemp M (2011)

Aboriginal and non Aboriginal women in New South Wales non government organisation (NGO) drug and alcohol treatment and the implications for social work: who starts, who finishes, and where do they come from?.

Australian Social Work; 64(1): 68-83

Attorney-General's Department (2011)

Government response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs report: Doing time – time for doing: Indigenous youth in the criminal justice system.

Barton, ACT: Attorney-General's Department

This report is the Australian Government's response to the findings and recommendations provided by the Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs in the Doing time - time for doing: Indigenous youth in the criminal justice system report, released in June 2011. The report presents 40 specific recommendations on how the government aims to take action to reduce the over-representation of young Indigenous people in the criminal justice system.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Ngarra 2011 booklet (2011)

Australasian Society for HIV Medicine

This resource showcases the sexual health initiatives taking place across Australia which have been specifically designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It highlights the work of both individuals and organisations who focus on the sexual and reproductive health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population groups. The resource is produced by the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM) in collaboration with the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO).

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services report 2009–10: OATSIH Services Reporting - key results.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This publication reports on the major findings from the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) services reporting data collection, for the 2009-10 period. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) collects data from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care services, stand-alone substance use services, and Bringing Them Home and Link Up counselling services that have received funding from OATSIH. The publication provides information on the activity of these services including their operations, programs involved in, the number of clients seen, episodes of care and client contacts. This data assists in the development and implementation of Indigenous health policies and initiatives.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2009–2010: report on the National Minimum Data Set.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in New South Wales 2008-09: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS).

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in New South Wales 2009-10: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS).

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Queensland 2008-09: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS).

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Queensland 2009-10: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS).

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in South Australia 2008-09: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS).

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in South Australia 2009-10: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS).

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Tasmania 2008-09: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS).

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in the Australian Capital Territory 2008-09: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS).

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in the Australian Capital Territory 2009-10: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS).

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in the Northern Territory 2008-09: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS).

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in the Northern Territory 2009-10: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS).

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Victoria 2008-09: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS).

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Victoria 2009-10: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS).

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Western Australia 2008-09: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS).

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Western Australia 2009-10: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS).

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

National opioid pharmacotherapy statistics annual data collection: 2010 report.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Review of the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian National Audit Office (2011)

Northern Territory night patrols.

Canberra: Australian National Audit Office

Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian (2011)

Views of young people in detention centres, Queensland, 2011.

Brisbane: Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian

Hine Moana A (2011)

Telling another story: looking for ways of working in partnership with Indigenous Australian people seeking help for alcohol and other drug problems from mainstream services.

Masters in Counselling thesis, Victoria University: Melbourne

Jones C (2011)

Intensive judicial supervision and drug court outcomes: interim findings from a randomised controlled trial.

Sydney: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

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

Larney S, Toson B, Burns L, Dolan K (2011)

Opioid substitution treatment in prison and post-release: effects on criminal recidivism and mortality.

Canberra: National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund

Logan G, Bakos K (2011)

Our Healing Ways successful strategies for working with dual diagnosis issues, Aboriginal way.

Fitzroy, Vic: Victorian Dual Diagnosis Education and Training Unit

May J (2011)

From the inside out: injecting drug use in the Australian prison system.

HIV Australia; 9(1): 29-31

Munro A, Allan J (2011)

Can family-focussed interventions improve problematic substance use in Aboriginal communities? A role for social work.

Australian Social Work; 64(2): 169-182

Nagel T, Kavanagh D, Barclay L, Trauer T, Chenhall R, Frendin J, Griffin C (2011)

Integrating treatment for mental and physical disorders and substance misuse in Indigenous primary care settings.

Australasian Psychiatry; 19(Supplement 1): S17-S19

National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (2011)

NIDAC implementation plan.

Canberra: National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee

Rodas A, Bode A, Dolan K (2011)

Supply, demand and harm reduction strategies in Australian prisons: an update.

Canberra: National Drug and Alcohol Centre, University of New South Wales

Rysavy P, Cunningham T, O'Reilly-Martinez R (2011)

Preliminary analysis of the Northern Territory's illicit drug court diversion program highlights the need to examine lower program completion rates for indigenous clients.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 30(6): 671–676

Shaw G, Ray T, McFarland B (2011)

The outstation model of rehabilitation as practiced in Central Australia: the case for its recognition and acceptance.

Substance Use & Misuse; 46(s1): 114-118

Western Australian Department of Health (2011)

The second Western Australian Aboriginal sexual health and blood-borne virus strategy and regional implementation plan template 2010 to 2014.

Perth: Department of Health, Western Australia

2010

Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council (2010)

Improving Aboriginal participation in the MERIT program.

North Sydney, NSW: New South Wales Department of Health

Alcohol and Other Drugs Council of Australia (2010)

Pharmaceuticals policy paper.

Canberra: Alcohol and Other Drugs Council of Australia

Allan J (2010)

Engaging primary health care workers in drug and alcohol and mental health interventions.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 16(4): 311-318

Australian Department of Health and Ageing (2010)

Third national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections strategy 2010 – 2013.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

The Third National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy was released in March 2010. It is one of a set of five national strategies aimed at reducing the transmission of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood borne viruses (BBVs) and their morbidity, mortality and personal and social impacts.

The strategy highlights ongoing challenges in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities relating to STIs and BBVs. These include:

  • sustained and unacceptably high rates of bacterial STIs in many remote communities
  • the rate of acquisition of HIV and viral hepatitis through injecting drug use
  • ongoing incidence of HIV infections among men who have sex with men
  • lack of access for many communities to culturally appropriate primary health care services.

The new priority action areas identified in the strategy are:

  • annual, routine and systematic testing, treatment and follow-up for bacterial STIs of sexually active Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people
  • increased access to treatment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people who test positive to bacterial STIs;
  • increased primary prevention activities that seek to reduce the number of new cases of HIV and viral hepatitis among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who inject drugs
  • competent and accredited workforces consistent across all jurisdictions to address the scope of work outlined in the strategy.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2010)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services report, 2008-09: OATSIH services reporting - key results.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services report, 2008-09, presents the main findings from the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) Services Reporting (OSR) data collection. Data for this report 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 service that received funding from the Australian Government through OATSIH in 2008-09. The information covers the numbers of clients seen, provision of care and staffing, and the types of care and group activities provided. This information informs Indigenous health policy, and program development and implementation.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2010)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2008–09: report on the National Minimum Data Set.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2010)

National opioid pharmacotherapy statistics annual data collection: 2009 report.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Connors P, Bush R (2010)

'Back on Track' : an evaluation.

Brisbane: University of Queensland

Cotton R, Hardwick J, Chenhall R (2010)

Review of Aboriginal-specific drug and alcohol programs in NSW.

Ballina, NSW: Mandala Consulting

Department of Health Victoria (2010)

Systems and performance analysis of the alcohol and other drugs treatment system: final report.

Melbourne: Department of Health, Victoria

Dingwall K, Cairney S (2010)

New tools assess Indigenous substance abusers.

Of Substance; 8(1): 6

Making sense and supporting change: a guide for our people (2010)

Drug and Alcohol Office (WA)

This booklet was produced to provide information on reducing harm from alcohol and other drugs for Aboriginal people in Western Australia.

It describes:

  • the impact of alcohol and other drugs
  • why people use drugs
  • how people learn to use drugs
  • types of drugs
  • mixing drugs
  • ways of reducing harm
  • areas of life that are affected by alcohol and other drugs
  • making changes action plan.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Gray D, Stearne A, Wilson M, Doyle M (2010)

Indigenous-specific alcohol and other drug interventions: continuities, changes and areas of greatest need.

Canberra: Australian National Council on Drugs

Gray D, Wilkes E (2010)

Reducing alcohol and other drug related harm.

Canberra: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

This resource sheet provides an overview of approaches to reducing alcohol and other drug related harm amongst Indigenous Australians. Included is information on what is currently known about these approaches and what information needs to be developed in this area. This resource sheet was produced as part of a series by the Closing the gap clearinghouse to disseminate information which could be used to help develop solutions to 'close the gap'.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Hart LM, Bourchier SJ, Jorm AF, Kanowski LG, Kingston AH, Stanley D, Lubman DI (2010)

Development of mental health first aid guidelines for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experiencing problems with substance use: a Delphi study.

BMC Psychiatry; 10: 78

Retrieved 11 October 2010 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-244x-10-78.pdf

Holyoake Institute for Drug & Alcohol Addiction Resolutions, Midlands Education Aboriginal Office (2010)

An evaluation of the music therapy intervention ‘DRUMBEAT' with alienated youth in the wheatbelt of Western Australia.

Newcastle, NSW: Family Action Centre, University of Newcastle

Larney S (2010)

Does opioid substitution treatment in prisons reduce injecting-related HIV risk behaviours? A systematic review.

Addiction; 105(2): 216 - 223

MacQueen R (2010)

Benelong's Haven: recovery from alcohol and drug abuse within an Aboriginal Australian residential treatment centre: book review.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 29(1): 112-113

Nagel T, Griffin C (2010)

Promoting self-management in Indigenous people with mental illness and substance misuse.

International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation; 15(2): 85 - 90

National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Conference (2010)

The way forward: resolutions from the Inaugural National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Conference.

Canberra: National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee

Nichols F (2010)

Aboriginal recommendations for substance use intervention programs.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 34(3): 4-8

Nichols F (2010)

Aboriginal recommendations for substance use program evaluation.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 34(3): 17 - 19

Nichols F (2010)

Take the best from both cultures: an Aboriginal model for substance use prevention and intervention.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 34(3): 10-14

Origin Consulting, Bowchung Consulting (2010)

Review of the alcohol and other drugs components of the Northern Territory emergency response - final report.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

Passey M, Gale J, Stirling J, Sanson-Fisher R (2010)

Caring for pregnant Aboriginal women: provider views on managing tobacco, alcohol and cannabis use.

Paper presented at the 2010 Primary Health Care Research Conference. 30 June - 2 July 2010, Darwin

Purdie N, Dudgeon P, Walker R, eds. (2010)

Working together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and wellbeing principles and practice.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing

This book was developed as an information source for health professionals working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with social and emotional wellbeing and substance use issues. The book contains comprehensive, culturally appropriate information to educate and assist health professionals who work with Indigenous clients.

The book is divided into four parts:

  • history and contexts
  • issues of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and wellbeing
  • mental health practice
  • working with specific groups - models, programs, and services.

Many of the book chapters were authored by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and Indigenous artwork features in various parts of the book.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Wilkes E, Gray D, Saggers S, Casey W, Stearne A (2010)

Substance misuse and mental health among Aboriginal Australians.

In: Purdie N, Dudgeon P, Walker R, eds. Working together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and wellbeing principles and practice. Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing: 117-134

2009

Anderson I (2009)

The role of alcohol and other drug services in closing the gap.

DrugInfo Newsletter; 7(3): 1

Andy B (2009)

Indigenous dual diagnosis project.

DrugInfo Newsletter; 7(3): 7

Australian Institute for Primary Care (2009)

Comorbidity treatment service model evaluation: final report August 2009.

Melbourne: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2007-08: findings from the national minimum data set.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2007-08: report on the national minimum data set.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in New South Wales 2007-08: findings from the national minimum data set.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in South Australia 2007-08: findings from the national minimum data set.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Tasmania 2007-08: findings from the national minimum data set.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in the Australian Capital Territory 2007-08: findings from the national minimum data set.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in the Northern Territory 2007-08: findings from the national minimum data set.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Victoria 2007-08: findings from the national minimum data set.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Western Australia 2007-08: findings from the national minimum data set.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)

National opioid pharmacotherapy statistics annual data collection: 2008 report.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Berry SL, Crowe TP (2009)

A review of engagement of Indigenous Australians within mental health and substance abuse services.

Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health; 8(1):

Department of Health and Ageing (2009)

Drug and alcohol service reporting 2007–08 key results: a national profile of Australian Government funded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander substance use specific services.

Canberra: Australian Government

The information contained in this report is comprised of data obtained from Australian Government funded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander substance use specific service providers. The data, collected over a 12 month period, relates to client and staffing profiles, location and funding of services, and service delivery. Information is also provided on these specific areas for the previous five years allowing for comparisons.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Gray D, Green M, Saggers S, Wilkes E (2009)

Review of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled alcohol and other drugs sector in Queensland.

Brisbane: Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council

At the request of the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) and Queensland Indigenous Substance Misuse Council (QISMC), the National Drug Research Institute was commissioned to conduct a review of the alcohol and other drugs sector in Queensland. This report makes 23 recommendations in relation to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Alcohol and other Drug Sector in Queensland. Recommendations are made in relation to: the organisational structure of QISMC; member support; Indigenous capacity; service provision and standards of care; staffing; training; and reporting.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Kowanko I, de Crespigny C, Murray H, Ah Kit J, Prideaux C, Miller H, Mills D, Emden C (2009)

Improving coordination of care for Aboriginal people with mental health, alcohol and drug use problems: progress report on an ongoing collaborative action research project.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 15(4): 341-347

Lee KSK, Conigrave KM, Clough AR, Dobbins TA, Jaragba MJ, Patton GC (2009)

Five-year longitudinal study of cannabis users in three remote Aboriginal communities in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 28(6): 623–630

Lee KSK, Conigrave KM, Patton GC, Clough AR (2009)

Cannabis use in remote Indigenous communities in Australia: endemic yet neglected [editorial].

Medical Journal of Australia; 190(5): 228-229

McNally S, Latham R (2009)

Recognising and responding to hepatitis C in Indigenous communities in Victoria: a research project exploring barriers to hepatitis C treatment.

Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Sex Health and Society

This report presents the outcomes of a study conducted in Victoria that investigated access to hepatitis C treatment services among Indigenous people. The research study evolved out of concern for the high rate of hepatitis C in the Indigenous population and the low uptake of treatment and care. Through interviews with service providers and Indigenous people, a number of treatment barriers were revealed, namely the low priority afforded to hepatitis C due to competing co-morbidities. Shame and lack of knowledge about hepatitis C among Indigenous people and health care workers, were also identified as major barriers to treatment. Several suggestions and recommendations have been offered for addressing these treatment barriers, including placing greater emphasis on eating well and reducing alcohol intake.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Nagel T, Robinson G, Condon J, Trauer T (2009)

Approach to treatment of mental illness and substance dependence in remote Indigenous communities: results of a mixed methods study.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 17(4): 174-182

Nielsen S, Lloyd B (2009)

Benzodiazepines: misuse, treatment and surveillance.

Of Substance; 7(3): 12-13

Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (2009)

Service activity reporting 2006-2007 key results: a national profile of Australian Government funded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care services.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (2009)

Service activity reporting 2007-2008 key results: a national profile of Australian Government funded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care services.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

Plugge E, Yudkin P, Douglas N (2009)

Changes in women's use of illicit drugs following imprisonment.

Addiction; 104(2): 215-222

Queensland Police Service, James Cook University (2009)

Weeding out cannabis in the Far North.

Police Bulletin; (336): 28-29

Roche AM, Pidd KJ, Duraisingam V (2009)

The capacity of mainstream alcohol and drug treatment services to respond to the needs of Indigenous Australians (letter).

Medical Journal of Australia; 190(10): 582

Shaw L, Turner P (2009)

Providing accredited brief interventions training using Indigenous specific resources.

Paper presented at the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2009. 1-4 November 2009, Darwin

Strategic Edge Consulting (2009)

Indigenous participation in the WA Diversion Project evaluation - barriers and strategies to participation in adult court diversion programs: final report.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Drug and Alcohol Office

Urquhart B, Thomson N (2009)

Review of the misuse of kava among Indigenous people.

Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin; 9(3): 1-14

Western Australian Network for Alcohol and other Drugs (2009)

Submission to the Education and Health Standing Committee inquiry into the adequacy and appropriateness of prevention and treatment services for alcohol and illicit drug problems in Western Australia.

Perth, WA: Parliament of Western Australia

Wilson D, Kwon A, Anderson J, Thein R (2009)

Return on investment 2: evaluating the cost-effectiveness of needle and syringe programs in Australia.

Sydney: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

Yates R (2009)

Royal Darwin Hospital ‘ the missing link'.

Paper presented at the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2009. 1-4 November 2009, Darwin

2008

Australian Injecting & Illicit Drug Users League (2008)

Treatment Service Users Project: final report [phase 1 & 2].

Canberra: Australian Injecting & Illicit Drug Users League

The Treatment service users (TSU) projects (phases one and two) were conducted between 2005 and 2010 by the Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL). The final reports from both phases summarise the findings of the projects.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2006–07: findings from the National Minimum Data Set.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2006–07: report on the National Minimum Data Set.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in New South Wales: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) 2006-07.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in South Australia: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) 2006-07.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Tasmania: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) 2006-07.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in the Australian Capital Territory: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) 2006-07.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in the Northern Territory: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) 2006-07.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Victoria: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) 2006-07.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Western Australia: findings from the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) 2006-07.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

National opioid pharmacotherapy statistics annual data collection: 2007 report.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

The effectiveness of the Illicit Drug Diversion Initiative in rural and remote Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This study provides quantitative and qualtitative data on the outcomes for people affected by the Illicit Drug Diversion (IDDI) Initiative and the overall change in the community, during the period 2002-06 in 22 IDDI projects. It identifies key issues in drug diversion and assesses the factors contributing to the effectiveness of both Police and Court Diversion Programs. Several issues are highlighted for future improvement of IDDI policies in rural and remote Australia.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Brown J, Hunter E, Conigrave K, d’Abbs P, Boffa J, Gallagher C (2008)

Multidisciplinary care in the management of substance misuse and mental health problems in Indigenous settings.

Perth: National Drug Research Institute

Catto M, Thomson N (2008)

Review of illicit drug use among Indigenous peoples.

Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin; 8(4): 1-32

Clough AR, Kim San Lee K, Conigrave KM (2008)

Promising performance of a juvenile justice diversion programme in remote Aboriginal communities, Northern Territory, Australia.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 27(4): 433-438

Couzos S, Murray R (2008)

Aboriginal primary health care: an evidence-based approach.

3rd ed. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press

Aboriginal Primary Health Care is a definitive guide to best-practice management of the major health problems facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The text is intended to assist health practitioners, policy makers and communities in influencing health determinants, it also advocates for overcoming inertia to change and to strengthen health care provision within a human rights context.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Drug and Alcohol Office (WA) (2008)

Aboriginal blood-borne virus scoping project literature review.

Perth: Drug and Alcohol Office (WA)

The 'Aboriginal Blood-Borne Virus Scoping Project' was undertaken to investigate the enablers and barriers of accessing needle and syringe programs in Kalgoorlie and the south-west for Aboriginal people who inject drugs (APWIDs). The 'Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Program' from the Department of Health (WA) funded the Alcohol and Drug Office to conduct the scoping project.

The scoping project was undertaken in response to the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sexual Health Strategy 2005-2008 (2005), identifying HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis B and C as significant health issues for Indigenous people who inject drugs, and the need to strengthen harm reduction programs in this area, as well as recent data identifying a higher number of HIV diagnoses as a result of injecting drug use among the Indigenous population compared to the non-Indigenous population, and greater rates of Hepatitis B and C diagnoses as a result of injecting drug use among the Indigenous population compared to the non-Indigenous population.

The 'Aboriginal Blood-Borne Virus Scoping Project Literature Review' was undertaken as a compendium to the project. The review examined recent national and local studies of Indigenous injecting drug use and associated harm reduction strategies, and related projects and initiatives.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Lee K (2008)

Heavy cannabis use in three remote Aboriginal communities in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia: patterns of use, natural history, depressive symptoms and the potential for community-driven interventions.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, James Cook University: Cairns

Lee KS, Conigrave KM, Clough AR, Wallace C, Silins E, Rawles J (2008)

Evaluation of a community-driven preventive youth initiative in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 27(1): 75-82

Lee KSK, Jaragba MJ, Clough AR, Conigrave KM (2008)

Wa! Ningeningma arakba akina da! (Oh! Now I know, that's it!).

Medical Journal of Australia; 188(2): 113-116

Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (2008)

Service activity reporting 2004-2005 key results: a national profile of Australian Government funded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care services.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (2008)

Service activity reporting 2005-2006 key results: a national profile of Australian Government funded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care services.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

Payne J (2008)

The Queensland Drug Court: a recidivism study of the first 100 graduates.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Robertson J, Dowie R (2008)

Cannabis: a cloud over our community.

Of Substance; 6(3): 28-29

Teasdale KE, Conigrave KM, Kiel KA, Freeburn B, Long G, Becker K (2008)

Improving services for prevention and treatment of substance misuse for Aboriginal communities in a Sydney Area Health Service.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 27(2): 152-159

Teesson M, Mills K, Ross J, Darke S, Williamson A, Harvard A (2008)

The impact of treatment on 3 years' outcome for heroin dependence: findings from the Australian Treatment Outcome Study (ATOS).

Addiction; 103(1): 80-88

TseyK (2008)

Tackling endemic substance abuse among Indigenous Australians: the contribution of values-based family empowerment education.

Cairns: Forum on Public Policy

URBIS (2008)

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.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

 
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