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.

Evaluation of the Alcohol Mandatory Treatment program

PricewaterhouseCoopers Indigenous Consulting (2017) Evaluation of the Alcohol Mandatory Treatment program Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Prevention and Health Promotion Resources Package [infographic]

Menzies School of Health Research, Telethon Kids Institute, National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (2017) Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Prevention and Health Promotion Resources Package [infographic] Brisbane: Menzies School of Health Research


Collective and negotiated design for a clinical trial addressing smoking cessation supports for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers in NSW, SA and Qld – developing a pilot study

Bovill M, Bar-Zeev Y, Gruppetta M, O’Mara P, Cowling B, Gould GS (2017) Collective and negotiated design for a clinical trial addressing smoking cessation supports for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers in NSW, SA and Qld – developing a pilot study Australian Journal of Primary Health; Online early


Development of a scale to evaluate midwives’ beliefs about assessing alcohol use during pregnancy

Watkins RE, Payne JM, Reibel T, Jones HM, Wilkins A, Mutch R, Bower C (2015) Development of a scale to evaluate midwives’ beliefs about assessing alcohol use during pregnancy BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth; 15: 353 Retrieved 30 December 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12884-015-0779-6


Feasibility of a peer-led asthma and smoking prevention project in Australian schools with high Indigenous youth

McCallum GB, Chang AB, Wilson CA, Petsky HL, Saunders J, Pizzutto SJ, Choo Su S, Shah S (2017) Feasibility of a peer-led asthma and smoking prevention project in Australian schools with high Indigenous youth Frontiers in Pediatrics; 5: 33 Retrieved 2 March 2017 from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5332358/#


Neuropsychological aspects of prevention and intervention for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Australia

Fitzpatrick JP, Pestell CF (2016) Neuropsychological aspects of prevention and intervention for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Australia Journal of Pediatric Neuropsychology; Online First: (1-15)


Riding the rural radio wave: the impact of a community-led drug and alcohol radio advertising campaign in a remote Australian Aboriginal community

Munro A, Allan J, Shakeshaft A, Snijder M (2017) Riding the rural radio wave: the impact of a community-led drug and alcohol radio advertising campaign in a remote Australian Aboriginal community Australian Journal of Rural Health; Early view


The feasibility of embedding data collection into the routine service delivery of a multi-component program for high-risk young people

Knight A, Havard A, Shakeshaft A, Maple M, Snijder M, Shakeshaft B (2017) The feasibility of embedding data collection into the routine service delivery of a multi-component program for high-risk young people International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 14(2): 208 Retrieved 26 February 2017 from http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14020208


Overview of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2016

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2017) Overview of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2016 Retrieved 3/3/2017 from http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/health-facts/overviews


Motion graphic on smoking and addiction

Australian Department of Health (2017) Motion graphic on smoking and addiction Canberra: Australian Department of Health This motion graphic on smoking and addiction demonstrates what is inside a cigarette, and how a cigarette and its contents can adversely affect the mind and body.


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