Drugs and Public Health: Australian Perspectives on Policy and Practice

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Drugs and Public Health combines the history of drug policy and practice in Australia with an overview of the current state of play. The book summarizes existing public health responses to drug-related harm, and identifies emerging innovations in policy and practice. It covers a range of drug types, populations, and areas of intervention, and draws on psychological, sociological, and environmental perspectives. Uniting ideas, evidence, experience, and innovative case studies with theory and practice, the book reframes and further develops the story of Australia's response to the use of psychoactive substances, and guides future policy and program developers in reviewing and challenging existing drug strategies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195561029
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 8/17/2009
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Acronyms VII

Contributors X

Acknowledgments XVII

Preface XVIII

1 The evolution of alcohol and other drug research, policy and practice in Australia Ian Webster David Moore Paul Dietze 1

Part 1 Engaging Communities 15

2 Engaging the community in responding to alcohol-related problems Steve Allsop 17

3 Faith, love and theory: peer-led interventions for 'party drug' users Annie M Bleeker Edmund Silins 29

4 From platitudes to policies: the evolving response to volatile substance misuse in Australia Peter d'Abbs Sarah MacLean Maggie Brady 39

5 Changing workplace cultures: an integrated model for the prevention and treatment of alcohol-related problems Ken Pidd Ann Roche 49

6 20 years of primary health care: the Kirketon Road Centre Ingrid van Beek 61

Part 2 Approaching Treatment 71

7 Everything old is new again: the application of drug treatment to the emerging challenge of methamphetamine use and dependence Nicole K Lee Frances Kay-Lambkin Rebecca McKetin Amanda Baker 73

8 Harm reduction for smokers: targeting those who don't quit Ron Borland 85

9 Patient-centredness and opioid substitution Adrian Dunlop 95

10 Drug diversion: an intersection between law enforcement and public health approaches to the control of illicit drug use John Fitzgerald 103

11 Effective practice for young people experiencing alcohol and other drug-related harm Andrew Bruun 115

12 Dual diagnosis: dual disorders or a dual system? Dan I Lubman Leanne Hides Kathryn Elkins 127

Part 3 Evolving Practice 139

13 'We are family': ICON, a model for effective peer-based outreach targeting marginalised injecting drug users Lisa Maher Anna Bates Heidi CouplandJarliene Enriquez Hien Thi Ho Tu Thanh Le Len Liao Anh Pham Penny Sargent Myly Thach Nick Walsh 141

14 Sex, drugs and an evening stroll: community development through the arts Robyn Szechtman 153

15 Supervised injecting facilities and the Sydney experience Ingrid van Beek 165

Part 4 Transferring Knowledge 177

16 Working with windows: translating drug research into drug policy Simon Lenton 179

17 Working with the media on alcohol and other drug issues: the Australian experience Paul Dillon 191

Select Glossary 201

References 211

Index 243

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