Heroin use In Australia: its impact on public health and public order

Hall, Wayne, Lynskey, Michael and Degenhardt, Louisa Heroin use In Australia: its impact on public health and public order. University of New South Wales: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, 1999.


Author Hall, Wayne
Lynskey, Michael
Degenhardt, Louisa
Title Heroin use In Australia: its impact on public health and public order
Place of Publication University of New South Wales
Publisher National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre
Publication year 1999
Series Monograph (National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (Australia)) ; no. 42.
ISBN 0733405673
Start page 1
End page 51
Total number of pages 51
Subjects 11 Medical and Health Sciences
1117 Public Health and Health Services
Abstract/Summary This report describes what research over the past decade has revealed about the impact of heroin use on public health and public order in Australia. It summarises what is known about: the prevalence of heroin use and dependent heroin use in Australia; the major health risks that heroin injection poses to users, their families and the community; and the connection between heroin use and property and drugrelated crime. The report argues that effective forms of treatment for heroin dependence exist, which can reduce the adverse impact that heroin use has on the health of heroin users while improving public health and public order.

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