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Are drug detection dogs and mass-media campaigns likely to be effective policy responses to psychostimulant use and related harm? Results from an agent-based simulation model

Dray, Anne; Perez, Pascal; Moore, David; Dietze, Paul; Jenkinson, Rebecca; Siokou, Christine; Green, Rachel; Hudson, Susan; Maher, Lisa; Bammer, Gabriele


Background: Agent-based simulation models can be used to explore the impact of policy and practice on drug use and related consequences. In a linked paper (Perez et al., 2011), we described SimAmph, an agent-based simulation model for exploring the use of psychostimulants and related harm amongst young Australians. Methods: In this paper, we use the model to simulate the impact of two policy scenarios on engagement in drug use and experience of drug-related harm: (i) the use of passive-alert...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Drug Policy
DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2011.05.018


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