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Ongoing surveillance of the diversion and injection of the medications used in opioid substitution treatment

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Minimising the extent of diversion and injection of the pharmaceutical opioids used in opioid substitution treatment (OST) reduces harms to the individual (such as dependence, injection-related injuries and diseases, and overdose) and protects the integrity of the OST program.

Project Status: 
Completed

The Drug and Alcohol Service Planning Model for Australia – Indigenous Project

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The Drug and Alcohol Service Planning Model for Australia is a planning tool that aims to assist health planners to meet the needs of people with alcohol and other drug problems.  Initial work, completed with the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (NIDAC) was

Project Status: 
Completed

Australian police diversion for cannabis offences: Assessing program outcomes and cost effectiveness

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Police diversion is one of Australia’s most utilised interventions for drug offenders. Yet fuelled in large part by methodological deficits there remain key gaps in knowledge about the outcomes and the cost-effectiveness of such approaches.

Project Status: 
Completed