Impacts of meth/amphetamine, other drugs and alcohol in rural and remote areas in northern and north-east Queensland: an environmental scan

Clough, Alan, Robertson, Jan, Fitts, Michelle, Lawson, Kenny, Bird, Katrina, Hunter, Ernest, Gynther, Bruce, and Obrecht, Karin (2015) Impacts of meth/amphetamine, other drugs and alcohol in rural and remote areas in northern and north-east Queensland: an environmental scan. Report. James Cook University, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

[Extract] This paper offers an environmental scan of the perceived impacts of meth/amphetamine, other drugs and alcohol use in northern and north-east Queensland. This research has found that populations living in 'very remote' localities have different experiences of meth/amphetamine compared with populations living in less remote places. Our evidence indicates that some serious incidents involving meth/amphetamine abuse impacting on Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander individuals, families and communities have occurred in recent times in the 'remote' and 'outer regional' centres in northern and northeast Queensland. Although the use of the term 'ice' is widespread, the 'very remote' communities of northwest Cape York and the Gulf of Carpentaria have seen very few such incidents to date, although community leaders hold deep concerns.

Item ID: 44957
Item Type: Report (Report)
ISBN: 978-0-9942333-6-3
Funders: Queensland Police Service Drug and Alcohol Co-ordination Unit (QPS-DACU), National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI)
Projects and Grants: NHMRC Project Grant 1042532, NHMRC Career Development Fellowship 1046773
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2016 02:08
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health @ 80%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 20%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920399 Indigenous Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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