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Lucy Burns

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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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Accidental drug-induced deaths due to opioids in Australia, 2013

Just under 600 Australians between the ages of 15 and 54 died from accidental overdose of opioids, with the majority (70 per cent) being due to opioids other than heroin, including strong prescription painkillers.
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Determining the impact of opioid substitution therapy upon mortality and recidivism among prisoners: a 22 year data linkage study

Foreword: Prisoners experience high rates of drug dependence, health problems and premature mortality. Without intervention, they often come into further contact with the criminal justice system, creating further health risk. Opioid dependence is common among prisoners, yet treatment with opioid substitution therapy (OST) may reduce...
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The MISHA project: from homelessness to sustained housing 2010-2013

Michael’s Intensive Supported Housing Accord (MISHA) was a philanthropically funded initiative that provided long-term stable accommodation while supporting the men to build the lives they would like to live. The MISHA Project used a Housing First approach, which is about providing homeless people with immediate...
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It’s time to have the conversation: understanding the treatment needs of women who are pregnant and alcohol dependent

Summary This report presents a narrative literature review of treatments available to pregnant women who have alcohol use disorders and findings from interviews with key stakeholders regarding current treatment practices and areas requiring improvement.