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Australian governments' spending on preventing and responding to drug abuse should target the main sources of drug-related harm and the most cost-effective interventions

McDonald, David


A notable feature of Australian drug policy is the limited public and professional attention given to the financial costs of drug abuse and to the levels and patterns of government expenditures incurred in preventing and responding to this. Since 1991, Collins and Lapsley have published scholarly reports documenting the social costs of drug abuse in Australia and their reports also contain estimates of governments' drug budgets: revenue and expenditures. They show that, in 2004-2005, Australian...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Drug and Alcohol Review
DOI: 10.1111/j.1465-3362.2010.00197.x


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