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Alcohol and other drug use among Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander and non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men entering prison in New South Wales.

Doyle, Michael; Butler, Tony; Shakeshaft, A; Guthrie, Jillian; Reekie, JM; Schofield, P.R.


Prison entrants commonly have a history of problematic alcohol and other drug (AoD) use. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) Australians are vastly overrepresented in Australian prisons with an incarceration rate 16 times that of non-Indigenous Australians. Relatively little attention has been given to the patterns of AoD use among prison entrants and we hypothesise that they may differ between Indigenous and non-Indigenous entrants. The aim of this paper is to compare the prior...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Health and Justice
DOI: 10.1186/s40352-015-0027-1
Access Rights: Open Access


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