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The role of a rural sobering up centre in managing alcohol-related harm to Aboriginal people in South Australia

Brady, Margaret; Nicholls, Ruth; Henderson, Graham; Byrne, Joe

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There is a paucity of literature on the topic of sobering-up centres (non-custodial safe overnight accommodation for the publicly intoxicated). This paper presents findings of a retrospective longitudinal case study of a sobering-up centre in regional South Australia over the ten years 1991 to 2000. There were 6,486 admissions during this period, 97.1% of which were of Aboriginal people. We collated and analysed primary data including demographic details of admissions and re-admissions, and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/84807
Source: Drug and Alcohol Review
DOI: 10.1080/09595230600644657

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