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Wayne Hall

Report

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...
Journal article

Estimating the number of regular and dependent methamphetamine users in Australia, 2002–2014

AbstractObjective: To estimate the number of regular and dependent methamphetamine users in Australia.
Discussion paper

Legally coerced treatment for drug using offenders: ethical and policy issues

The bulletin briefly summarises the case for legally coerced drug treatment, describes the different approaches that have been used to implement it, discusses the ethical issues raised by different types of legally coerced drug treatment, and summarises the evidence on the effectiveness of community-based drug...
Report

The health and psychological effects of "ecstasy" (MDMA) use

This monograph considers a number of possible consequences of ecstasy use and identifies the research needed to more definitively answer questions about whether ecstasy has adverse effects on health of type reviewed. This work arose out of the increasing perception that there needed to be...
Report

Identifying cost-effective interventions to reduce the burden of harm associated with alcohol misuse in Australia

This study provides a comprehensive analysis of the cost- effectiveness of interventions to reduce the burden of harm associated with alcohol misuse in Australia. The key findings suggest that all the prevention interventions modelled are more cost-effective in reducing alcohol-related harm than those that treat...