Reducing alcohol and other drug related harm

Reducing alcohol and other drug related harm Report

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  • Author(s): Dennis Gray, Edward Wilkes
  • Published: 2010
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare & Australian Institute of Family Studies
  • Volume: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

Abstract: The harmful use of AOD (that is, any use that impacts negatively on the health, social and emotional wellbeing of users themselves and others) is a significant public health problem for the Australian community as a whole and incurs significant economic costs. In this paper, we focus on one aspect of this wider problem and provide an overview of: • harmful AOD use within Indigenous communities • its relationship to the health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians • strategies that are known to be effective in reducing harm • the necessary conditions for such effectiveness.

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Dennis Gray, Edward Wilkes, 2010, Reducing alcohol and other drug related harm, Volume:Closing the Gap Clearinghouse, Report, viewed 06 December 2023,

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