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Polydrug use

Polydrug use

by Lee K, Freeburn B, Ella S, Miller W, Perry J, Conigrave K

Book section
Year 2012
Book title Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work
City Sydney
Publisher University of Sydney
Page 237-246
Isbn 9781742102672 (hard copy) 9781742102689 (online)

Abstract adapted from the University of Sydney

This chapter is from the Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work and provides information for alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers on polydrug use, including:

  • polydrug use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • reasons for polydrug use
  • harms associated with polydrug use
  • how to assess a person who uses several drugs
  • how to help a person who uses several drugs
  • reducing the harms if a person cannot or will not quit
  • preventing polydrug use.

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