Topics: Substance 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.

Monitoring trends in the prevalence of petrol sniffing in selected Australian Aboriginal communities 2011-2014: final report

d’Abbs P, Shaw G (2016) Monitoring trends in the prevalence of petrol sniffing in selected Australian Aboriginal communities 2011-2014: final report Darwin: Menzies School of Health Research


Gross motor performance in children prenatally exposed to alcohol and living in remote Australia

Lucas BR, Latimer J, Doney R, Watkins RE, Tsang TW, Hawkes G, Fitzpatrick JP, Oscar J, Carter M, Elliott EJ (2016) Gross motor performance in children prenatally exposed to alcohol and living in remote Australia Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; Early view: (http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpc.13240)


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tobacco control audit tools and protocol

Menzies School of Health Research (2016) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tobacco control audit tools and protocol Brisbane: One21seventy This resource package was developed to provide support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care organisations and other health services to reduce smoking both within the organisation as well as for the clients served […]


Getting over the shock: taking action on Indigenous maternal smoking

Gould GS, Cadet-James Y, Clough AR (2016) Getting over the shock: taking action on Indigenous maternal smoking Australian Journal of Primary Health; Online early: (http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY15066)


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


Indigenous lung health checklist

Lung Foundation Australia (2016) Indigenous lung health checklist Brisbane: Lung Foundation Australia This resource provides a lung health checklist for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


Sandie’s story: Why I quit smoking

Lung Foundation Australia (2016) Sandie’s story: Why I quit smoking Brisbane: Lung Foundation Australia This resource aims to raise awareness of the harmful effects of smoking on lung health.


National core maternity indicators – stage 3 and 4: results from 2010-2013

Prendergast L, Bowles D, Sedgwick K, Kielbasa J, Liu C (2016) National core maternity indicators – stage 3 and 4: results from 2010-2013 Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Alcohol control policies in Indigenous communities: a qualitative study of the perceptions of their effectiveness among service providers, stakeholders and community leaders in Queensland (Australia)

Clough AR, Margolis SA, Miller A, Shakeshaft A, Doran CM, Mcdermott R, Sanson-Fisher R, Towle S, Martin D, Ypinazar V, Robertson JA, Fitts MS, Bird K, Honorato B, West C (2016) Alcohol control policies in Indigenous communities: a qualitative study of the perceptions of their effectiveness among service providers, stakeholders and community leaders in Queensland […]


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