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Review of methamphetamine use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: New publication by Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Our awesome friends at the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet have recently released a publication titled, ‘Review of methamphetamine use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’. The review summarises and collates many publications and data into one centralised and updated location, to ensure workers have the most up to date information in an accessible document.  Rates of methamphetamine use are concerns in Australian and rates of use by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders may mean disproportionate burden of harm from amphetamines compared to other Australians, so it is important to review existing literature and current services being provided in this space. 

The review provides general information on the context of methamphetamine use, including the historical, social and cultural contexts. It describes the extent of methamphetamine use in Australia and the health and social impacts in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It also looks at the evidence base for programs, strategies and treatment approaches for addressing harms from methamphetamine use.

To read the full publication go to “Review of methamphetamine use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people”

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet have also developed an easy to understand fact sheet and video which can be accessed here.