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Illicit eBook

This eBook is an interactive version of the Review of illicit drug use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (2016). The purpose of the review is to provide a comprehensive synthesis of key information on illicit drug use for people involved in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health in Australia. The eBook was developed with Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners in mind. It offers a brief overview of the nature of:

  • illicit drug use
  • the effects of illicit drugs
  • current approaches to illicit drug use
  • supply and demand reduction approaches
  • treatment responses in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

The eBook contains various media such as:

  • videos
  • infographics
  • an interactive way of annotating and highlighting text
  • links to other relevant sources.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers can engage with the topic of illicit drug use in ways that HTML or PDF versions of documents would not usually allow. This eBook is interactive, visually engaging and filled with multimedia. Explore and visualise relevant information, hear and watch what people have to say about illicit drug use.

The eBook has an associated infographic video and static infographic

Illicit eBook


The Illicit eBook is a powerfully interactive resource at your fingertips. Explore up-to-date information in the palm of your hands.




Data has been optimised for your smart device. The eBook promises an engaging visualisation of the information you need to know in your practice.



Not everyone has time to read. Hear and watch what people have to say on illicit drug use. The multimedia in this eBook aims to share the stories that matter.

Last updated: 23 October 2017
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