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Supply control and harm reduction: Lessons from the Australian heroin drought

Makkai, Toni; Weatherburn, Don; Jones, Craig; Freeman, Karen


Aims: To examine the effects of supply-side drug law enforcement on the dynamics of the Australian heroin market and the harms associated with heroin. Setting: Around Christmas 2000, heroin users in Sydney and other large capital cities in Australia began reporting sudden and significant reductions in the availability of heroin. The changes, which appear to have been caused at least in part by drug law enforcement, provided a rare opportunity to examine the potential impact of such enforcement...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Addiction
DOI: 10.1046/j.1360-0443.2003.00248.x


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