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Using rapid assessment procedures to investigate the impact of injecting drug use amongst Indigenous Australians in metropolitan Adelaide

 

Overview

The aim of this project was to use 'rapid assessment procedures' (RAP) to undertake research to assess the practices of Aboriginal injecting drug users in metropolitan Adelaide, South Australia (SA). This project aimed to gather information about injecting practices and issues relating to injecting drug use (IDU) that are important to the Aboriginal community. A major component of the project was to utilise peer interviewers (Aboriginal people with experience of injecting drug use) to conduct a survey of Aboriginal people who inject drugs. The survey for this project was based on a previous survey that the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (ADAC) conducted in Murray Bridge, SA. Information gathered during this project will be used to improve the available knowledge base on Indigenous IDU and inform further development of more appropriate responses and services. The project was funded by the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) and concluded in August 2003.

Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (ADAC) abstract

Contacts

Scott Wilson
Director
Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (SA) Inc.
53 King William Street
Kent Town SA 5068
Ph: (08) 8362 0395
Email: adac@adac.org.au

Related publications

Holly C, Shoobridge J (2004)

Responding to the needs of Indigenous people who inject drugs: findings from the research project: using rapid assessment procedures to investigate the impact of injecting drug use amongst Indigenous Australians in metropolitan Adelaide.

Adelaide: Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (SA)

Holly S, Shoobridge J (2003)

Responding to the needs of Indigenous people who inject drugs: investigating the impact of injecting drug use in Indigenous communities in metropolitan Adelaide: community report June 2002.

Adelaide: Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (SA)

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Last updated: 28 November 2013
 
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