Cannabis use in remote Indigenous communities in Australia: endemic yet neglected

Lee, K.S. Kylie, Conigrave, Katherine M., Patton, George C., and Clough, Alan R. (2009) Cannabis use in remote Indigenous communities in Australia: endemic yet neglected. Medical Journal of Australia, 190 (5). pp. 228-229.

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Abstract

Substance misuse by Indigenous people has long been recognised as one of the devastating consequences of contact with Western culture. Misuse of tobacco, alcohol and petrol among Indigenous Australians has received much attention. Cannabis, by contrast, has not been viewed as a major problem. But since the 1990s, it has become apparent that heavy cannabis use is common in some remote Indigenous communities. The associated health and social burdens are now being recognised.

Item ID: 11683
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
ISSN: 1326-5377
Keywords: cannabis; Indigenous
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Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2010 01:05
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111714 Mental Health @ 20%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111716 Preventive Medicine @ 30%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920302 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health Status and Outcomes @ 100%
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