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.

Yarnin’ about yarndi

Hall M, Koori AOD Workers Network Victoria (2010) Yarnin’ about yarndi Melbourne: Australian Drug Foundation


Bloodborne viral and sexually transmitted infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: surveillance and evaluation report 2010

National Centre in HIV Epidemiology & Clinical Research (2010) Bloodborne viral and sexually transmitted infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: surveillance and evaluation report 2010 Sydney, NSW: National Centre in HIV Epidemiology & Clinical Research, University of New South Wales


The health and welfare of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Oct 2010

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010) The health and welfare of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Oct 2010 Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics


Improving coordination of care for Aboriginal people with mental health, alcohol and drug use problems: progress report on an ongoing collaborative action research project

Kowanko I, de Crespigny C, Murray H, Ah Kit J, Prideaux C, et al. (2009) Improving coordination of care for Aboriginal people with mental health, alcohol and drug use problems: progress report on an ongoing collaborative action research project. Australian Journal of Primary Health;15(4):341-347


The importance and challenges of assessing cognition in Indigenous Australians

Dingwall K, Cairney S (2009) The importance and challenges of assessing cognition in Indigenous Australians. Australasian Psychiatry;17(S1):S47 – S50


Beyond addiction: connections to the future – Drug and Alcohol Nurses of Australasia 2009 Conference

Drug and Alcohol Nurses of Australasia (DANA) aims to provide leadership to nurses and midwives with a professional interest in alcohol, tobacco and other drug issues.


Cultural identity and peer influence as predictors of substance use among culturally diverse Australian adolescents

Gazis N, Connor JP, Ho R (2009) Cultural identity and peer influence as predictors of substance use among culturally diverse Australian adolescents. Journal of Early Adolescence OnlineFirst;(online)


Pregnancy and neonatal characteristics of opioid-dependent Indigenous Australians: a rural and metropolitan comparison

Tetstall E, Liu AJ, An EI, Canalese J, Nanan R (2009) Pregnancy and neonatal characteristics of opioid-dependent Indigenous Australians: a rural and metropolitan comparison. Australian And New Zealand Journal Of Obstetrics And Gynaecology;49(3):279-84


Review of the misuse of kava among Indigenous people (peer reviewed)

Urquhart, B and Thomson, N Review of the misuse of kava among Indigenous people. Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin 9(3). Retrieved [access date] from http://healthbulletin.org.au/articles/Review-of-the-misuse-of-kava-among-Indigenous-people


A review of engagement of Indigenous Australians within mental health and substance abuse services

Berry SL, Crowe TP (2009) A review of engagement of Indigenous Australians within mental health and substance abuse services. Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health;8(1):1-12


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