Topics: Illicit drug use

This list is a topic specific collection of information relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. It includes peer reviewed original articles and reports and non-peer reviewed summaries or reviews published in the HealthBulletin. Journal articles, reports and other publications, conference presentations, theses, resources and websites published or presented elsewhere are also included. Please see the about section for further information.

Australian Burden of Disease Study: impact and causes of illness and death in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2011

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2016) Australian Burden of Disease Study: impact and causes of illness and death in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2011 Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Prevalence of hepatitis C among Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Graham S, Harrod ME, Iversen J, Hocking JS (2016) Prevalence of hepatitis C among Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: a systematic review and meta-analysis Hepatitis Monthly; 16(7): e38640 Retrieved 2 July 2016 from http://dx.doi.org/10.5812/hepatmon.38640


Improving substance abuse treatment outcomes for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in rural, community-based health settings

Shakeshaft A (2016) Improving substance abuse treatment outcomes for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in rural, community-based health settings Retrieved June 2016 from http://connections.edu.au/researchfocus/improving-substance-abuse-treatment-outcomes-indigenous-and-non-indigenous-australians


Individual and population level impacts of illicit drug use, sexual risk behaviours on sexually transmitted infections among young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: results from the GOANNA survey

Wand H, Ward J, Bryant J, Delaney-Thiele D, Worth H, Pitts M, Kaldor JM (2016) Individual and population level impacts of illicit drug use, sexual risk behaviours on sexually transmitted infections among young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: results from the GOANNA survey BMC Public Health; 16: 600 Retrieved 19 July 2016 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-3195-6


Review of illicit drug use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

MacRae A, Hoareau J (2016) Review of illicit drug use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet. Retrieved [access date] from  http://healthbulletin.org.au/articles/review-of-illicit-drug-use-among-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-people Introduction Context of illicit drug use in Australia Factors contributing to illicit drug use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people Extent of illicit drug use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander […]


Improving the health of Aboriginal babies

Brown SJ, Mensah FK, Ah Kit J, Stuart-Butler D, Glover K, Leane C, Weetra D, Gartland D, Newbury J, Yelland J (2016) Improving the health of Aboriginal babies Melbourne: Murdoch Childrens Research Institute


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations: online services report – key results 2014-15

Rodgers R, Kovacevic C, Zhang X, Tuttle R, Nebe B (2016) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations: online services report – key results 2014-15 Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Overview of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2015

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2016) Overview of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2015 Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet


Use of cannabis during pregnancy and birth outcomes in an Aboriginal birth cohort: a cross-sectional, population-based study

Brown SJ, Mensah FK, Ah Kit J, Stuart-Butler D, Glover K, Leane C, Weetra D, Gartland D, Newbury J, Yelland J (2016) Use of cannabis during pregnancy and birth outcomes in an Aboriginal birth cohort: a cross-sectional, population-based study BMJ Open; 6(2): e010286 Retrieved 23 February 2016 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010286


Impacts of meth/amphetamine, other drugs and alcohol in rural and remote areas in northern and north-east Queensland: an environmental scan

Clough A, Robertson J, Fitts M, Lawson K, Bird K, Hunter E, Gynther B, Obrecht K (2015) Impacts of meth/amphetamine, other drugs and alcohol in rural and remote areas in northern and north-east Queensland: an environmental scan Cairns: James Cook University


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