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Steve Allsop

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Quantifying the social costs of pharmaceutical opioid misuse and illicit opioid use to Australia in 2015/16

In recent decades the range and patterns of opioids used for extra-medical purposes have changed. The use of pharmaceutical opioids exceeds the use of heroin. The objective of this report was to estimate the social costs arising from extra-medical opioid use in Australia for the...
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From eye rolls to punches: experiences of harm from others’ drinking among risky-drinking adolescents across Australia

This study explores the experience of harms due to another person’s drinking within a demographic particularly vulnerable to these consequences. It is the largest sampling of young Australian risky drinkers, who are underrepresented in general population surveys.
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Identifying the social costs of tobacco use to Australia in 2015/16

The tobacco epidemic, although past its peak in Australia in terms of the prevalence of smoking, still extracts a considerable toll on the health and economic welfare of Australians. The purpose of this study was to update the estimated social costs of tobacco use in...
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Young Australians’ Alcohol Reporting System (YAARS): National report 2016/17

This comprehensive report describes the findings from the 3,500 surveys conducted with 14-19 year old Australians from October 2016 to March 2017.
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Management of alcohol at large-scale sports fixtures and other public events

Alcohol is available at a wide range of sporting, music and other public events and often is a central focus of celebrations of success and achievement. Unfortunately, alcohol is also associated with verbal and physical abuse, arrests for aggressive behaviour and violence and admissions to...