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2017

Key facts: Illicit drug use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (2017)

Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre

Key facts: Illicit drug use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is an infographic that reports a number of key national facts about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and illicit drug use:

  • percentage of users in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population
  • the most commonly used illicit drugs
  • health and social impacts of cannabis, injecting drugs and amphetamines
  • treatment services
  • elements of effective alcohol and drug program services.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Butler T, Simpson M (2017)

National Prison Entrants' Bloodborne Virus and Risk Behaviour Survey Report 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016: prevalence of HIV, hepatitis C, hepatitis B, sexually transmissible infections, and risk behaviours among Australian prison entrants: national report.

Sydney: Kirby Institute

Chronic Hepatitis B: you can look after your liver, and keep healthy if you have hep B (2017)

Cairns Public Health Unit

This brochure outlines what the hep B virus is and how it affects the body, in particular the liver.

It provides information on:

  • how people become infected with hep B
  • how to find out if you have hep B
  • how hep B makes you sick
  • how to look after yourself if you have hep B
  • where to go for help for people living in Cairns and the hinterland.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

EBCunningham, BHajarizadeh, Bretana NA, Amin J, Betz-Stablein B, Dore GJ, Luciani F, Teutsch S, Dolan K, Lloyd AR, Grebely J (2017)

Ongoing incident hepatitis C virus infection among people with a history of injecting drug use in an Australian prison setting, 2005-2014: The HITS-p study.

Journal of Viral Hepatitis; 24(9): 733-741

Graham S, Maher L, Wand H, Doyle M, Iversen J (2017)

Trends in hepatitis C antibody prevalence among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people attending Australian Needle and Syringe Programs, 1996-2015.

International Journal of Drug Policy; 47: 69-76

Heard S, Iversen J, Kwon JA, Maher L (2017)

Needle and Syringe Program national minimum data collection: national data report 2017.

Sydney: The Kirby Institute

Yarnin’ about hep C (2017)

Hepatitis NSW

This booklet has been produced to provide information about hepatitis C for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

It covers a variety of information, including:

  • what hepatitis is
  • what hepatitis C is
  • how to cure hepatitis C
  • how you can get hepatitis C
  • prisons, juvenile justice centres and hepatitis C
  • how to know if you have hepatitis C.

The booklet was produced by Hepatitis New South Wales (NSW), in collaboration with the Aboriginal Health and Medical Council of NSW.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Oei JL, Melhuish E, Uebel H, Azzam N, Breen C, Burns L, Hilder L, Bajuk B, Abdel-Latif ME, Ward M, Feller JM, Falconer J, Clews S, Eastwood J, Li A, Wright IM (2017)

Neonatal abstinence syndrome and high school performance.

Pediatrics; Published ahead of print(http://dx.doi.org/10.1542/peds.2016-2651):

Penington Institute (2017)

Australia's annual overdose report 2017.

Melbourne: Penington Institute

Read P, Lothian R, Chronister K, Gilliver R, Kearley J, Dore GJ, van Beek I (2017)

Delivering direct acting antiviral therapy for hepatitis C to highly marginalised and current drug injecting populations in a targeted primary health care setting.

International Journal of Drug Policy; In press(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2017.05.032):

Robinson LD, BakerAL, Deane FP, McKetin R, Hudson S, Keane C (2017)

Polysubstance use in treatment seekers who inject amphetamine: drug use profiles, injecting practices and quality of life.

Addictive Behaviors; In Progress(https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.02.006): 25-30

The Kirby Institute (2017)

Bloodborne viral and sexually transmissible infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: annual surveillance report 2017.

Sydney: The Kirby Institute

This report provides information on the occurrence of blood borne viruses (BBVs) and sexually transmissible infections (STIs) among the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Australia. The report is published by the Kirby Institute for the purposes of stimulating and supporting discussion on ways to minimise the risk of transmission of these infections as well as the personal and social consequences within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

This report is published annually as an accompanying document to the HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia annual surveillance report. It provides the main findings for HIV infection, hepatitis B and C and STIs. Unless specifically stated otherwise, all data provided in this report are to the end of 2015, as reported by 31 March 2016.

Abstract The Kirby Institute

Wand H, Bryant J, Worth H, Pitts M, Kaldor JM, Delaney-Thiele D, Ward J (2017)

Low education levels are associated with early age of sexual debut, drug use and risky sexual behaviours among young Indigenous Australians.

Sexual Health; 15(1): 68-75

2016

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2016)

Australian Burden of Disease Study: impact and causes of illness and death in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report, the first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander burden of disease study undertaken by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, provides a set of estimates of the fatal and non-fatal burden of disease for the 2011 and 2003 reference years. It also provides estimates of attributable burden for various risk factors, as well as disaggregation of estimates by selected states and territories, socioeconomic group and remoteness. Estimates of the gap in disease burden between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians are also reported.

The study provides an evidence base to inform health policy, program and service delivery. This, in turn, helps to guide expenditure on health that is cost effective, equitable and optimises health gains.

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Baker D, Kay-Lambkin F (2016)

Two at a time: alcohol and other drug use by young people with a mental illness.

Melbourne: Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health

Centre for Social Research in Health (2016)

HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: annual report of trends in behaviour 2016 (viral hepatitis supplement).

Sydney: Centre for Social Research in Health

This report provides an update on viral hepatitis in Australia as a part of the Annual Report of Trends in Behaviour 2016.

Key issues in the 2016 report include:

  • models of care for viral hepatitis
  • stigma - including examining the experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with hepatitis C.

Abstract adapted from the Centre for Social Research in Health

Emergent Form, MacRae A, Hoareau J (2016)

Illicit drug use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people [infographic video].

: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

This animated infographic provides an audiovisual snapshot of information on illicit drug use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people including; prevalence, harms and risk factors associated with illicit drug use

The infographic was produced based on the Review of illicit drug use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Fisher K, Smith T, Nairn K, Anderson D (2016)

Rural people who inject drugs: a cross-sectional survey addressing the dimensions of access to secondary needle and syringe program outlets.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajr.12304):

Graham S, Harrod ME, Iversen J, Hocking JS (2016)

Prevalence of hepatitis C among Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Hepatitis Monthly; 16(7): e38640

Retrieved 2 July 2016 from http://dx.doi.org/10.5812/hepatmon.38640

Hakeem R, Dennis A, Ogden K, Ahuja KD, Hakeem MA (2016)

Obstetric and perinatal morbidity in Northern Tasmanian Aboriginal population: a retrospective cohort study.

Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research; 10(5): QC06 - QC09

Larney S, Zador D, Sindicich N, Dolan K (2016)

A qualitative study of reasons for seeking and ceasing opioid substitution treatment in prisons in New South Wales, Australia.

Drug and Alcohol Review; Early View(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.12442): 1-6

MacRae A, Hoareau J (2016)

Review of illicit drug use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people [eBook].

: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

This eBook provides an overview of the use of illicit drugs among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia. The eBook provides an interactive, visually enhanced, online version of information based on the Review of illicit drug use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (2016). It provides general contextual information on illicit drug use in Australia as well as information on the social and historical factors of particular relevance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Detailed information is provided on:

  • the level of illicit drug use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • the harms to health and community caused by illicit drug use
  • the policies that aim to address illicit drug use
  • characteristics of effective alcohol and other drug services
  • possible barriers for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people when using services.

The eBook is available free to download on Mac or iOS devices.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Mao L, Adam P, Treloar C, de Wit J(Eds) (2016)

HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: annual report of trends in behaviour 2016.

Sydney: Centre for Social Research in Health

Penington Institute (2016)

Australia's annual overdose report 2016.

Melbourne: Penington Institute

Smirnov A, Kemp R, Ward J, Henderson S, Williams S, Dev A, Najman JM (2016)

Patterns of drug dependence in a Queensland (Australia) sample of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who inject drugs.

Drug and Alcohol Review; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.12392):

The Kirby Institute (2016)

Bloodborne viral and sexually transmitted infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: surveillance and evaluation report 2016.

Sydney: The Kirby Institute

This report provides information on the occurrence of blood borne viruses (BBVS) and sexually transmissible infections (STIs) among the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Australia. The report is published by the Kirby Institute for the purposes of stimulating and supporting discussion on ways to minimise the risk of transmission of these infections as well as the personal and social consequences within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

This report is published annually as an accompanying document to the HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia annual surveillance report. It provides the main findings for HIV infection, hepatitis B&C and STIs. Unless specifically stated otherwise, all data provided in this report are to the end of 2015, as reported by 31 March 2016.

Abstract adapted from The Kirby Institute

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

2015

Bhandari A, van Dooren K, Eastgate G, Lennox N, Kinner SA (2015)

Comparison of social circumstances, substance use and substance-related harm in soon-to-be-released prisoners with and without intellectual disability.

Journal of Intellectual Disability Research; 59(6): 571-579

Butler T, Callander D, Simpson M (2015)

National prison entrants' bloodborne virus and risk behaviour survey report 2004, 2007, 2010, and 2013: prevalence of HIV, HBV, HCV, and risk behaviours among Australian prison entrants: national report.

Sydney: Kirby Institute

de Wit J, Mao L, Adam P, Treloar C(Eds) (2015)

HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: annual report of trends in behaviour 2015.

Sydney: Centre for Social Research in Health, The University of New South Wales

Doolan I, Najman J, Henderson S, Cherney A, Plotnikova M, Ward J, Kemp R, Dev A, Smirnov A (2015)

A retrospective comparison study of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander injecting drug users and their contact with youth detention and/or prison.

Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin; 15(3)

Retrieved 10 August 2015 from http://healthbulletin.org.au/articles/a-retrospective-comparison-study-of-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-injecting-drug-users-and-their-contact-with-youth-detention-andor-prison/

Gidding HF, Mahajan D, Reekie J, Lloyd AR, Dwyer DE, Butler T (2015)

Hepatitis B immunity in Australia: a comparison of national and prisoner population serosurveys.

Epidemiology and Infection; FirstView(http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0950268814003914):

Halacas C, Genat B, Barney K (2015)

'Not everyone has that support': an evaluation of a series of harm reduction and AOD awareness activities within Victorian Aboriginal communities.

Melbourne: Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

Iversen J, Maher L (2015)

Australian NSP survey 20 year national data report 1995-2014: prevalence of HIV, HCV and injecting and sexual behaviour among Needle and Syringe Program attendees.

Sydney: The Kirby Institute

Kinner SA, Degenhardt L, Coffey C, Hearps S, Spittal M, Sawyer SM, Patton GC (2015)

Substance use and risk of death in young offenders: a prospective data linkage study.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 34(1): 46–50

McGregor S, McManus H, Gray R, Costello J (2015)

HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia annual surveillance report 2015.

Sydney: The Kirby Institute

McGregor S, McManus H (2015)

Bloodborne viral and sexually transmissible infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: surveillance and evaluation report 2015.

Sydney: The Kirby Institute

This surveillance report provides information on the occurrence of blood borne viruses and sexually transmitted infections among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia. The purpose of the report is to discuss ways forward in minimising the transmission risks, as well as the personal and social consequences of these infections within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

The report is produced in a format that is recognised as appropriate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services and communities, and is overseen by the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Advisory Committee.

Abstract adapted from the Kirby Institute

Stoové M, Treloar CJ, Maher L, Tyrrell H, Wallace J (2015)

Salvaging a prison needle and syringe program trial in Australia requires leadership and respect for evidence.

Medical Journal of Australia; 203(8): 319-320

Treloar C, Jackson LC (2015)

Commentary on historical trauma, substance use, and Indigenous people: seven generations from a 'big event'.

Substance Use & Misuse; Early online(http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/10826084.2015.985567):

2014

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Prisoner health services in Australia 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Cutcher Z, Degenhardt L, Alati R, Kinner SA (2014)

Poor health and social outcomes for ex-prisoners with a history of mental disorder: a longitudinal study.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 38(5): 424–429

de Wit J, Mao L, Adam P, Treloar C(Eds) (2014)

HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: annual report of trends in behaviour 2014.

Sydney: Centre for Social Research in Health, The University of New South Wales

Forsyth SJ, Alati R, Ober C, Williams GM, Kinner SA (2014)

Striking subgroup differences in substance-related mortality after release from prison.

Addiction; 109(10): 1676–1683

Iversen J, Chow S, Maher L (2014)

Australian NSP Survey National Data Report 2009-2013: prevalence of HIV, HCV and injecting and sexual behaviour among NSP attendees.

Sydney: Kirby Institute

Kinner SA, Degenhardt L, Coffey C, Sawyer S, Hearps S, Patton G (2014)

Complex health needs in the youth justice system: a survey of community-based and custodial offenders.

Journal of Adolescent Health; 54(5): 521–526

Lee KSK, Harrison K, Mills K, Conigrave KM (2014)

Needs of Aboriginal Australian women with comorbid mental and alcohol and other drug use disorders.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 33(5): 473–481

Luciani F, Bretaña NA, Teusch S, Amin J, Topp L, Dore GJ, Maher L, Dolan K, Lloyd AR (2014)

A prospective study of hepatitis C incidence in Australian prisoners.

Addiction; 109(10): 1695–1706

Mina MM, Clark PJ, Beasley HM, Herawati L, Butler TG, Lloyd AR (2014)

Enhancing hepatitis C treatment in the custodial setting: a national roadmap.

Medical Journal of Australia; 200(1): 15-16

Moore E, Indig D, Haysom L (2014)

Traumatic brain injury, mental health, substance use, and offending among incarcerated young people.

Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation; 29(3): 239-247

People Culture Environment (2014)

The Elders' report into preventing Indigenous self-harm and youth suicide.

Melbourne: People Culture Environment

This report considers suicide prevention among young Indigenous Australian populations from the perspective of Elders and community leaders in affected communities.

The report includes interviews with 31 Elders and community leaders living in 17 communities in northern Australia and addresses two primary questions:

  • why is self-harm and suicide happening?
  • what is the solution?

This report was produced as a part of the Culture is life campaign which is led by Indigenous Elders and promotes community driven solutions to end Indigenous self-harm and youth suicide.

Abstract adapted from Culture is life

Reekie JM, Levy MH, Richards AH, Wake CJ, Siddall DA, Beasley HM, Kumar S, Butler TG (2014)

Trends in HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C prevalence among Australian prisoners - 2004, 2007, 2010.

Medical Journal of Australia; 200(5): 277-280

The Kirby Institute (2014)

Bloodborne viral and sexually transmitted infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: surveillance and evaluation report 2014.

Sydney: University of New South Wales

This surveillance report provides information on the occurrence of blood borne viruses (BBVs) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia. The purpose of the report is to encourage and support discussion on ways forward in minimising the transmission risks, as well as the personal and social consequences of these infections within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The report is produced in a format that is intended to be accessible to a wide range of health service providers and consumers and includes information on:

  • medical and epidemiological terms
  • summary of main findings
  • main findings for specific BBVs and STIs
  • methodological notes.

Abstract adapted from The Kirby Institute

The Kirby Institute (2014)

HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia annual surveillance report 2014.

Sydney: University of New South Wales

Ward J, Bath N, Crawford S, Pepolim L (2014)

Community Consultation Rapid Scoping Project among Aboriginal people who inject drugs.

Sydney: NSW Users & AIDS Association

Warhaft G (2014)

Healing and hope in Indigenous communities.

Of Substance; 12(3): 26-27

Yap L, Carruthers S, Thompson S, Cheng W, Jones J, Simpson P, Richards A, Thein HH, Haber P, Lloyd A, Butler T (2014)

A descriptive model of patient readiness, motivators, and hepatitis C treatment uptake among Australian prisoners.

PLOS ONE; 9(2): e87564

Retrieved 27 February 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0087564

2013

Poeder F, ed. (2013)

Stories from the other side: an exploration of injecting drug use in NSW prisons.

Sydney: NSW Users and AIDS Association

Abhilash D, Kemp R, Ward J, Henderson S, Williams S, Smirnov A, Plotnikova M, Najman JM (2013)

Findings from the Queensland injecting drug survey (QuIDS): comparing hepatitis C risk behaviours among Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who inject drugs.

HIV Australia; 11(3): 37 - 40

Australasian Society for HIV Medicine, Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (2013)

Hepatitis B mapping project: estimates of chronic hepatitis B prevalence and cultural and linguistic diversity by Medicare Local : national report 2011.

Sydney: Australasian Society for HIV Medicine

Australian National Council on Drugs (2013)

ANCD position paper: needle and syringe programs.

Canberra: Australian National Council on Drugs

Campbell D (2013)

Economic rationality in choosing between short-term bad-health choices and longer-term good-health choices.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 10(11): 5971-5988

Duffin W, Riley B, Grogan G, Butorac A, Cox A, Dudgeon P, Swift S (2013)

The National Empowerment Project Kuranda.

Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia

Fetherston J, Carruthers S, Butler T, Wilson D, Sindicich N (2013)

Rates of injection in prison in a sample of Australian-injecting drug users.

Journal of Substance Use; 18(1): 65-73

Forsythe L (2013)

Measuring mental health in criminology research: lessons from the Drug Use Monitoring in Australia program.

Canberra, ACT: Australian Institute of Criminology

Hams K, Murray B, Butorac A, Cox A, Dudgeon P, Swift S (2013)

The National Empowerment Project Cherbourg.

Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia

Human Rights & Discrimination Commissioner (2013)

Legal issues in Australian public health: a series of 7 papers on the impacts of discrimination and criminalisation on public health approaches to blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections.

Canberra: ACT Human Rights Commission

Indig D, Wodak AD, Richmond RL, Butler TG, Archer VA, Wihelm KA (2013)

Heroin use impairs smoking cessation among Australian prisoners.

BMC Public Health; 13: 1200

Retrieved 19 December 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-13-1200

Iversen J, Grebely J, Topp L, Wand H, Dore G, Maher L (2013)

Uptake of hepatitis C treatment among people who inject drugs attending needle and syringe programs in Australia, 1999–2011.

Journal of Viral Hepatitis; 21(3): 198 - 207

Iversen J, Maher L (2013)

Australian NSP Survey National Data Report 2008-2012: prevalence of HIV, HCV and injecting and sexual behaviour among NSP attendees.

Sydney: The Kirby Institute

Kenny PA (2013)

Indigenous dual diagnosis capability: measuring policy effectiveness through a cultural proficiency lens.

Masters thesis, University of Melbourne: Melbourne

Lea T, Costello M, Mao L, Prestage G, Zablotska I, Ward J, Kaldor J, de Wit J, Holt M (2013)

Elevated reporting of unprotected anal intercourse and injecting drug use but no difference in HIV prevalence among Indigenous Australian gay and bisexual men compared with their Anglo-Australian peers.

Sexual Health; 10(2): 146-155

Lloyd B, Barratt MJ, Ferris J, Best D, Lubman DI (2013)

Factors influencing mortality among alcohol and drug treatment clients in Victoria, Australia: the role of demographic and substance use characteristics.

Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry; 47(9): 859-867

McGrady G, Peckham M, Grogan G, Butorac A, Cox A, Dudgeon P, Swift S (2013)

The National Empowerment Project Toomelah.

Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia

McGuire V, Boladeras J, Collard L, Bracknell C, Butorac A, Cox A, Dudgeon P, Swift S (2013)

The National Empowerment Project Narrogin.

Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia

Moore E, Winter R, Indig D, Greenberg D, Kinner SA (2013)

Non-fatal overdose among adult prisoners with a history of injecting drug use in two Australian states.

Drug and Alcohol Dependence; 133(1): 45 - 51

Paquette D, McEwan M, Bryant J (2013)

Risk practices among Aboriginal people who inject drugs in New South Wales, Australia.

AIDS and Behavior; 17(7): 2467-2473

Post JJ, Arain A, Lloyd AR (2013)

Enhancing assessment and treatment of hepatitis C in the custodial setting.

Clinical Infectious Diseases; 57(Suppl 2): S70-S74

Rodgers M (2013)

Connecting with youth: how arts-based health campaigns are engaging young Aboriginal people in NSW.

HIV Australia; 11(3): 46-48

Ryder A, Blurton D, Hansen C, Collard L, Bracknell C, Butorac A, Cox A, Dudgeon P, Swift S (2013)

The National Empowerment Project Perth.

Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia

Slee V (2013)

'The first thing is survival' : sexual health, blood borne virus and service delivery in the long grass in Darwin, Northern Territory Australia.

Master of Public Health thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

Social Inclusion Action Research Group (2013)

Reducing stigma and discrimination relating to alcohol and other drugs in Western Australia: position paper.

Perth: Western Australia Drug and Alcohol Office

The Kirby Institute (2013)

Bloodborne viral and sexually transmitted infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: annual surveillance report 2013.

Sydney: University of New South Wales

The Kirby Institute (2013)

HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: annual surveillance report 2013.

Sydney: University of New South Wales

Tjalaminu M, Miller D, Collard L, Bracknell C, Butorac A, Cox A, Dudgeon P, Swift S (2013)

The National Empowerment Project Northam/Toodyay.

Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia

Topp L, Day CA, Wand H, Deacon RM, van Beek I, Haber PS, Shanahan M, Rodgers C, Maher L (2013)

A randomised controlled trial of financial incentives to increase hepatitis B vaccination completion among people who inject drugs in Australia.

Preventive Medicine; 57(4): 297-303

van Dooren K, Kinner SA, Forsyth S (2013)

Risk of death for young ex-prisoners in the year following release from adult prison.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 37(4): 377-382

Van Dooren K, Richards A, Lennox N, Kinner SA (2013)

Complex health-related needs among young, soon-to-be-released prisoners.

Health & Justice; 1

Retrieved 24 October 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2194-7899-1-1

Ward J, Bryant J, Worth H, Hull P, Solar S, Bailey S (2013)

Use of health services for sexually transmitted and blood-borne viral infections by young Aboriginal people in New South Wales.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 19(1): 81-86

Warhaft G (2013)

Hepatitis C: part of the punishment?.

Of Substance; 11(3): 22-25

2012

Andrews JY, Kinner SA (2012)

Understanding drug-related mortality in released prisoners: a review of national coronial records.

BMC Public Health; 12: 270

Retrieved 4 April 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-12-270

Anex (2012)

Australian drug policy: harm reduction and ‘new recovery': discussion paper: draft for consultation.

Melbourne: Anex

de Wit J, Holt M, Treloar C(Eds) (2012)

HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: annual report of trends in behaviour 2012.

Sydney: National Centre in HIV Social Research, The University of New South Wales

Degenhardt L, Hall W (2012)

Extent of illicit drug use and dependence, and their contribution to the global burden of disease.

The Lancet; 379(9810): 55-70

Doolan I, Najman JM, Cherney A (2012)

Health needs of Australian Indigenous young people entering detention.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 48(10): 896–901

Heffernan E, Anderson K, Dev A (2012)

Inside Out: the mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in custody report.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

Hinton R, Nagel T (2012)

Evaluation of a culturally adapted training in Indigenous mental health and wellbeing for the alcohol and other drug workforce.

ISRN Public Health; 2012: 380581

Retrieved 3 January 2012 from http://downloads.isrn.com/journals/ph/2012/380581.pdf

Kuipers P, Appleton J, Pridmore S (2012)

Thematic analysis of key factors associated with Indigenous and non-Indigenous suicide in the Northern Territory, Australia.

Rural and Remote Health; 12: 2235

Retrieved 31 December 2012 from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/showarticlenew.asp?ArticleID=2235

Given the impact of suicide on individuals, families and communities, particularly for rural, remote and Indigenous populations, the current study was undertaken to enhance understanding on this topic.

Thematic analysis was undertaken of 411 coroners' reports of completed suicides across a 10 year period, occurring in the Northern Territory, Australia. Data was extracted numerically and qualitatively, categorised and tallied.

Key factors associated with suicide in order of frequency of identification by coroners were:

  • alcohol and other drug abuse
  • conflict and relationship breakdown
  • mental illness and mental health concerns.

Considerable differences were noted between Indigenous and non-Indigenous cases.

An array of factors were associated with suicide and considerable variation was found between Indigenous and non-Indigenous cases. The relative importance of social and contextual factors is confirmed for people at risk of suicide in rural, remote and Indigenous populations. These findings suggest relative priorities for suicide prevention and postvention.

Abstract adapted from Rural and Remote Health

Lee L, Midford R, Malone S (2012)

The Dampier Peninsula Prevention Project: working with a group of remote Australian Aboriginal communities to address alcohol and drug use.

International Journal of Health Promotion and Education; 50(3): 111-124

Injecting drug use among Aboriginal people in New South Wales (2012)

McEwan M, Paquette D, Bryant J

This publication provides a variety of demographic information about Aboriginal injecting drug users in New South Wales. It also discusses the higher prevalence of hepatitis C among Aboriginal people.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Taylor L, Hutchinson D, Rapee R, Burns L, Stephens C, Haber PS (2012)

Clinical features and correlates of outcomes for high-risk, marginalized mothers and newborn infants engaged with a specialist perinatal and family drug health service.

Obstetrics and Gynecology International; 2012: 867265

Retrieved 22 November 2012 from http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ogi/2012/867265/

The Kirby Institute (2012)

Bloodborne viral and sexually transmitted infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: surveillance and evaluation report 2012.

Sydney: University of New South Wales

The Kirby Institute (2012)

Highlighting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research at The Kirby Institute.

Sydney: The Kirby Institute

The Australian Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander health program was established at the Kirby Institute in 2007, with an aim to close the gap in the health disparity between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians. The key focus of the Institute's work is sexual health and blood borne viruses, working in collaboration with other key health sectors involved in substance use, offender health, and social and emotional wellbeing research.

This report outlines a number of projects being conducted by the Kirby Institute across Australia. Information for each project includes:

  • description of the project
  • Aboriginal community involvement
  • expected benefits to the community
  • investigators
  • collaborating organisations
  • funding body
  • contacts.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

The Kirby Institute (2012)

HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: annual surveillance report 2012.

Sydney: University of New South Wales

Thomas SL, Kalsi H, Graham S (2012)

Sexually transmissible infections and bloodborne viruses in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations.

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin; 23(4): 92

Thomson N, MacRae A, Brankovich J, Burns J, Catto M, Gray C, Levitan L, Maling C, Potter C, Ride K, Stumpers S, Urquhart B (2012)

Overview of Australian Indigenous health status, 2011.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Turner-Walker J (2012)

Clash of the paradigms : night patrols in remote central Australia.

Masters in Criminal Justice thesis, University of Western Australia: Perth, WA

 
Last updated: 20 February 2018
 
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