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The purpose of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cannabis interventions project was to identify, develop, trial, and disseminate a range of interventions specifically for use with Indigenous clients in a range of primary health care settings. This program was conducted by a consortium of six Indigenous community-controlled health services and the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) at Curtin University in WA.
As a result of this intervention project, a Victorian help and information program for clients who use cannabis (yarndi) was developed. The Could it be the yarndi? program was a collaboration between the Indigenous research team at NDRI and the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service's medical unit and family counselling service. This project aims to raise awareness of the effects of yarndi on the health and wellbeing of Indigenous people, and to help the medical service assist people who use yarndi.
Abstract adapted from the National Drug Research Institute and Victorian Aboriginal Health Service
Deputy Director and Project Leader
National Drug Research Institute
GPO Box U1987
Perth WA 6845
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Victorian Aboriginal Health Service
186 Nicholson Street
Fitzroy Vic 3065
Ph: (03) 9419 3000