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.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services report, 2010-11: OATSIH services reporting – key results

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services report, 2010-11: OATSIH services reporting – key results Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Prevalence and correlates of alcohol dependence in adult prisoners vary according to Indigenous status

Kinner SA, Dietze PM, Gouillou M, Alati R (2012) Prevalence and correlates of alcohol dependence in adult prisoners vary according to Indigenous status Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 36: (329–334)


Young men and yarndi: a pilot to diffuse information on cannabis, its use and potential risks among young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians

Howard J, Alperstein D, Cox S, Zorz H, – LINC Owen Smith (2012) Young men and yarndi: a pilot to diffuse information on cannabis, its use and potential risks among young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians Sydney: National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre


The gunja brain story

Cairney S, Fitz J, Thompson S, Currie J, Chenoweth C, Dillon P (2012) The gunja brain story Melbourne: National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre This flipchart was designed for use by health professionals, community workers, educators, Indigenous mental health workers, alcohol and other drug workers, students and community members.


Stay strong and healthy – it’s worth it: campaign materials

NSW Ministry of Health (2012) Stay strong and healthy – it’s worth it: campaign materials Sydney: NSW Ministry of Health This resource package contains educational materials designed for pregnant Aboriginal women, their partners, and families.


Treating Indigenous Australians with alcohol/drug problems: assessing quality of life

Chenhall R, Senior K (2012) Treating Indigenous Australians with alcohol/drug problems: assessing quality of life Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly; 30: (130-145)


Indigenous worker wellbeing resource

National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (2012) Indigenous worker wellbeing resource Adelaide SA: National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction This resource package is designed for Indigenous workers who respond to alcohol and other drug (AOD) issues in their field of work.


Choosin’ right with sex, grog and drugs

Stark A, Ortega L, Tusa I (2012) Choosin’ right with sex, grog and drugs Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health The Choosin’ right DVD seeks to improve sexual health and alcohol and other drug use outcomes for young Aboriginal people.


The Dampier Peninsula Prevention Project: working with a group of remote Australian Aboriginal communities to address alcohol and drug use

Lee L, Midford R, Malone S (2012) The Dampier Peninsula Prevention Project: working with a group of remote Australian Aboriginal communities to address alcohol and drug use International Journal of Health Promotion and Education; 50: (111-124)


Telling another story: looking for ways of working in partnership with Indigenous Australian people seeking help for alcohol and other drug problems from mainstream services

Hine Moana A (2011) Telling another story: looking for ways of working in partnership with Indigenous Australian people seeking help for alcohol and other drug problems from mainstream services Unpublished Masters in Counselling thesis, Victoria University: Melbourne


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