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Use of tobacco, alcohol, and over-the-counter and illicit substances among Indigenous students participating in the Australian Secondary Students Alcohol and Drug Survey 2008

In addition to the main 2008 Australian Secondary Students Alcohol and Drug (ASSAD) Survey, students from an additional 19 schools from rural areas in Western Australia, Queensland, South Australia and the Northern Territory were surveyed. From the 400 schools surveyed as part of the 2008 ASSAD and ASSAD Extension, 1317 students identified themselves as Indigenous Australians. This report is based on data from this combined group of Indigenous students.

2011Current

Treatment service users (TSU) project: phase two

This project implemented consumer participation demonstration projects in a variety of drug treatment settings in Australia. It followed the phase one research project which recommended a series of priority actions to support education and training in relation to consumer participation.

2011Current

National needle and syringe programs strategic framework 2010-2014

This framework sets policy directions and identifies program goals to assist governments and administrators planning the future development of needle and syringe programs.

2010Current

Alcohol resources - National Binge Drinking Strategy (Drinking Nightmare)

Resources from the National Binge Drinking Strategy (Drinking Nightmare) database

2009Current

Return on investment 2: evaluating the cost-effectiveness of needle and syringe programs in Australia 2009

This report considers the population benefits, value and cost-effectiveness of needle and syringe programs.

2009Current

Comorbidity treatment service model evaluation

This report evaluated service delivery models for comorbidity treatment in the alcohol and other drugs and mental health service sectors, identified elements of good practice, and made recommendations arising from the evaluation.

2009Current

National Amphetamine-Type Stimulant Strategy 2008-2011

The National Amphetamine-Type Stimulant Strategy 2008-2011 (the Strategy) has been developed within the existing legislative framework and focuses on prevention, supply reduction and treatment in a partnership framework.

2008Current

National Amphetamine-Type Stimulant Strategy Background Paper: Monograph Series No. 69

Monograph Series No. 69 - This background paper is a companion paper to the National Amphetamine-Type Stimulant Strategy 2008-2011, and describes the goals and objectives of the Strategy and the priority areas for action. It was prepared to provide greater insight into the Strategy for researchers and other interested parties.

2008Current

When girls and women sniff

A flipchart to raise awareness amongst girls and women of the adverse effects of petrol sniffing.

2008Current

Volatile substance misuse: a review of interventions: monograph series no. 65

This review examines published and unpublished literature about interventions designed to combat volatile substance misuse.

2008Current

When boys and men sniff

A flipchart to raise awareness amongst boys and men of the adverse effects of petrol sniffing.

2008Current

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

This study examined factors that either deter or support access to Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) services among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander injecting drug users (IDUs).

2008Current

Patterns of use and harms associated with specific populations of methamphetamine users in Australia - exploratory research

This research identified patterns of use and harms associated with methamphetamine use among specific groups in Australia.

2008Current

Review of Innovative Health Services for Homeless Youth Program - Final Report 2007

The Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA or the “Department”) engaged Health Outcomes International (HOI) in February 2007 to undertake a review of the Innovative Health Services for Homeless Youth (IHSHY) program and to recommend future policy directions for the program.

2007Historical

Alerting the community to the link between illicit drugs and mental illness: developmental research

This report explores awareness, attitudes, perceptions and experience of issues relating to illicit drug use and mental illness amongst youth, young adults, their parents and the broader community.

2007Historical

Sniffing and the brain

A flipchart to raise awareness of the effects of petrol sniffing and inhalant abuse.

2006Current

Needle and syringe programs: your questions answered

This booklet provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about needle and syringe programs. It is part of the needle and syringe programs information kit.

2005Current

Needle and syringe programs: a review of the evidence

This booklet summarises, in a quick-reference format, the literature on needle and syringe programs. It is part of the needle and syringe programs information kit.

2005Current

Evaluation of national audit of community needle and syringe disposal facilities

Mid-term evaluation of the Retractable Needle and Syringe Technology Initiative.

2005Current

Report on the national audit of community needle and syringe disposal facilities: legislation and literature review

This report is in two parts. The first part is a review of state and territory legislation on the disposal of needles and syringes. The second part provides an overview of national and international literature on this subject.

2005Current

Report on the national audit of community needle and syringe disposal facilities: recommendations

These recommendations provide a guide to strategies that can be implemented at the local level to address inappropriate disposal of needles and syringes.

2005Current

The Medical consequences of smoking "chop-chop" tobacco

This report notes that smoking chop-chop has the potential to induce illness and possible fatality in those who use it.

2004Current

Training frontline workers: young people, alcohol and other drugs

Learning resources to assist frontline workers address the needs of young people on issues relating to illicit drugs.

2004Historical

Models of intervention and care for psychostimulant users, 2nd edition - monograph series no. 51

This monograph documents the prevalence and risks associated with psychostimulant use, describes the pharmacology of psychostimulants, and identifies best practice in detoxification and clinical interventions for psychostimulant use.

2004Current

A Brief cognitive behavioural intervention for regular amphetamine users: a treatment guide

An evaluation of the effectiveness of a four-session cognitive behavioural intervention among a sample of regular amphetamine users.

2003Current

Clinical guidelines and procedures for the use of methadone in the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence: abbreviated version

Abbreviated version of guidelines to aid medical practitioners in the selection and management of patients seeking methadone maintenance treatment for opioid dependence.

2003Current

Clinical guidelines and procedures for the use of methadone in the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence

Guidelines to aid medical practitioners in the selection and management of patients seeking methadone maintenance treatment for opioid dependence.

2003Current

Comorbid mental disorders and substance use disorders: epidemiology, prevention and treatment

This monograph provides the evidence base and the beginning of a common language to address the complex issues around comorbidity.

2003Current

Return on investment in needle and syringe programs in Australia: summary report

This is a summary of a report which considers the economic effectiveness of needle and syringe programs in Australia.

2002Current

Return on investment in needle and syringe programs in Australia: report

This report considers the economic effectiveness of needle and syringe programs in Australia.

2002Current

Review of methadone treatment in Australia

A review of the range of management, clinical and administrative practices existing in Australia in the delivery of methadone services and the funding mechanisms supporting those services.

1995Current

The Health and Psychological Consequences of Cannabis Use

THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN RESCINDED: National Drug Strategy Monograph Series No. 25.

1994Rescinded