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Passey ME, Sanson-Fisher RW, D’Este CA, Stirling JM (2014)

Tobacco, alcohol and cannabis use during pregnancy: clustering of risks.

Drug and Alcohol Dependence; 134(1): 44–50


Rogerson B, Copeland J, Buttner P, Bohanna I, Cadet-James Y, Sarnyai Z, Clough AR (2013)

An exploratory study of cannabis withdrawal among Indigenous Australian prison inmates: study protocol.

BMJ Open; 3(5): e002951

Retrieved 17 May 2013 from

Rogerson B, Clough AR (2013)

How do Indigenous Australians experience cannabis withdrawal? [letter].

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 37(2): 186-187

Victorian Department of Health (2013)

Closing the Gap – Koolin Balit: Aboriginal health: 2011 update: regional data.

Melbourne: Victorian Department of Health


Anderson G, Healy A (2012)


In: Lee K, Freeburn B, Ella S, Miller W, Perry J, Conigrave K, eds. Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work. Sydney: University of Sydney: 127-138

This chapter is from the Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work and provides information for alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers on cannabis, including:

  • cannabis use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • how cannabis is used
  • how cannabis effects the body
  • how to recognise the harms from cannabis
  • how to recognise cannabis dependence
  • how to recognise cannabis withdrawal
  • how to assess a client who uses cannabis
  • how to help a client who uses cannabis
  • reducing the harms is a client cannot or will not stop using cannabis
  • preventing cannabis use.

Abstract adapted from the University of Sydney

Howard J, Alperstein D, Cox S, Zorz H, – LINC Owen Smith (2012)

Young men and yarndi: a pilot to diffuse information on cannabis, its use and potential risks among young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Sydney: National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre

This edition of the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC) bulletin provides information on the Young men and yarndi program, a camp run in New South Wales that provides young Indigenous men with information about cannabis. This report provides information on:

  • the rationale for the program
  • the theoretical underpinnings of the program
  • the aims of the program
  • how the program is operated
  • lessons learned from the program.

This report also includes the slides of a Power point presentation about the Young men and yarndi program.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Howard J, Butt J, Wright T, Norberg M, Copeland J, Wilkes T (2012)

Raising awareness about cannabis, its use and impact on health and wellbeing among Indigenous Australians.

Randwick, NSW: National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre


Gray D, Stearne A, Wilson M, Doyle M (2010)

Indigenous-specific alcohol and other drug interventions: continuities, changes and areas of greatest need.

Canberra: Australian National Council on Drugs

Gray DA (2010)

The Northern Territory Emergency Response and cannabis use in remote Indigenous communities: after the intervention — letter.

Medical Journal of Australia; 192(10): 555

McAtamney A, Willis K (2010)

Policing cannabis and other illicit substances in remote Indigenous Australian communities.

Retrieved March 2010 from


Dillon P, Howard J, Chenoweth C (2009)

‘Cannabis: it's not our culture' – engaging with Indigenous Australians around cannabis.

Paper presented at the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2009. 1-4 November 2009, Darwin

Lee KSK, Conigrave KM, Clough AR, Dobbins TA, Jaragba MJ, Patton GC (2009)

Five-year longitudinal study of cannabis users in three remote Aboriginal communities in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 28(6): 623–630

Lee KSK, Conigrave KM, Patton GC, Clough AR (2009)

Cannabis use in remote Indigenous communities in Australia: endemic yet neglected [editorial].

Medical Journal of Australia; 190(5): 228-229

Urbis (2009)

Evaluation of the National Drug Strategy Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Complementary Action Plan 2003 - 2009: final report.

Canberra: National Drug Strategy


Lee K (2008)

Heavy cannabis use in three remote Aboriginal communities in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia: patterns of use, natural history, depressive symptoms and the potential for community-driven interventions.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, James Cook University: Cairns

Lee KSK, Clough AR, Jaragba MJ, Conigrave KM, Patton GC (2008)

Heavy cannabis use and depressive symptoms in three Aboriginal communities in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory.

Medical Journal of Australia; 188(10): 605-608

McLaren J, Lemon J, Robins L, Mattick RP (2008)

Cannabis and mental health: put into context.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

Payne J (2008)

The Queensland Drug Court: a recidivism study of the first 100 graduates.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Robertson J, Dowie R (2008)

Cannabis: a cloud over our community.

Of Substance; 6(3): 28-29

Last updated: 12 August 2014
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