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2014

People Culture Environment (2014)

The Elders' report into preventing Indigenous self-harm and youth suicide.

Melbourne: People Culture Environment

This report considers suicide prevention among young Indigenous Australian populations from the perspective of Elders and community leaders in affected communities.

The report includes interviews with 31 Elders and community leaders living in 17 communities in northern Australia and addresses two primary questions:

  • why is self-harm and suicide happening?
  • what is the solution?

This report was produced as a part of the Culture is life campaign which is led by Indigenous Elders and promotes community driven solutions to end Indigenous self-harm and youth suicide.

Abstract adapted from Culture is life

2013

Cairney S, O'Connor N, Dingwall KM, Maruff P, Shafiq-Antonacci R, Currie J, Currie BJ (2013)

A prospective study of neurocognitive changes 15 years after chronic inhalant abuse.

Addiction; 108(6): 1107–1114

2012

Dingwall KM, Maruff P, Clough AR, Cairney S (2012)

Factors associated with continued solvent use in Indigenous petrol sniffers following treatment.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 31(1): 40–46

Doolan I, Najman JM, Cherney A (2012)

Health needs of Australian Indigenous young people entering detention.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 48(10): 896–901

MacLean S, Cameron J, Harney A, Lee NK (2012)

Psychosocial therapeutic interventions for volatile substance use: a systematic review.

Addiction; 107(2): 278-288

Turner-Walker J (2012)

Clash of the paradigms : night patrols in remote central Australia.

Masters in Criminal Justice thesis, University of Western Australia: Perth, WA

Victorian Dual Diagnosis Education and Training Unit (2012)

The relationship between alcohol and drugs and mental health: a resource book for Aboriginal workers.

Fitzroy, Vic: Victorian Dual Diagnosis Education and Training Unit

This book provides information on the relationship between mental health and alcohol and other drug use for the Aboriginal alcohol and other drug (AOD), and social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) workforce. The book covers the following topics:

  • drugs and the body and mind connection
  • mental illness
  • the relationship between mental health, and alcohol and other drugs
  • stages of change
  • interventions
  • treatment options
  • resources and services.

This book is one of three key resources produced as part of the of the Our healing ways project. It was developed by the Victorian Dual Diagnosis Initiative (VDDI) Education and Training Unit and funded by the Mental Health, Drugs and Regions Division of the Department of Health Victoria.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2011

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Brady M (2011)

Fuel, cars and the geography of petrol sniffing.

Humanities Research; 17(2): 121-134

Dingwall KM, Cairney S (2011)

Recovery from central nervous system changes following volatile substance misuse.

Substance Use & Misuse; 46(S1): 73-83

Dingwall KM, Maruff P, Fredrickson A, Cairney S (2011)

Cognitive recovery during and after treatment for volatile solvent abuse.

Drug and Alcohol Dependence; 118(2-3): 180-185

Education and Health Standing Committee (2011)

Alcohol restrictions in the Kimberley: a 'window of opportunity' for improved health, education, housing and employment.

Perth, WA: Parliament of Western Australia

Entwistle P, Entwistle D, Piper K, Stothers K, Centre for Remote Health (2011)

AOD Indigenous Communities Project 2009-2011 : final evaluation report.

Darwin: Amity Community Services

Midford R, MacLean S, Catto M, Thomson N, Debuyst O (2011)

Review of volatile substance use among Indigenous people.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Nagel T, Kavanagh D, Barclay L, Trauer T, Chenhall R, Frendin J, Griffin C (2011)

Integrating treatment for mental and physical disorders and substance misuse in Indigenous primary care settings.

Australasian Psychiatry; 19(Supplement 1): S17-S19

2010

Cairney S, Dingwall K (2010)

The mysterious practice of petrol sniffing in isolated Indigenous groups.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 46(9): 510-515

Dingwall K, Cairney S (2010)

New tools assess Indigenous substance abusers.

Of Substance; 8(1): 6

Dingwall KM, Cairney S (2010)

Detecting psychological symptoms related to substance use among Indigenous Australians.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 30(1): 33-39

Dingwall KM, Lewis MS, Maruff P, Cairney S (2010)

Assessing cognition following petrol sniffing for Indigenous Australians.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry; 44(7): 631-639

Dingwall KM (2010)

Monitoring cognitive and psychological changes for Indigenous Australians following petrol and alcohol abuse.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

Gray D, Wilkes E (2010)

Reducing alcohol and other drug related harm.

Canberra: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

This resource sheet provides an overview of approaches to reducing alcohol and other drug related harm amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Included is information on what is currently known about these approaches and what information needs to be developed in this area. This resource sheet was produced as part of a series by the Closing the gap clearinghouse to disseminate information which could be used to help develop solutions to 'close the gap'.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Jamieson LM, Gunthorpe W, Cairney SJ, Sayers SM, Roberts-Thomson KF, Slade GD (2010)

Substance use and periodontal disease among Australian Aboriginal young adults.

Addiction; 105(4): 719-726

Wilkes E, Gray D, Saggers S, Casey W, Stearne A (2010)

Substance misuse and mental health among Aboriginal Australians.

In: Purdie N, Dudgeon P, Walker R, eds. Working together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and wellbeing principles and practice. Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing: 117-134

2008

Baliz Y (2008)

Inhalant abuse in adolescents: an initial study of cognitive functioning.

thesis, Victoria University: Melbourne

Lubman DI, Yucel M, Lawrence AJ (2008)

Inhalant abuse among adolescents: neurobiological considerations.

British Journal of Pharmacology; 154(2): 316-326

MacLean S (2008)

Volatile bodies: stories of corporeal pleasure and damage in marginalised young people's drug use.

International Journal of Drug Policy; 19(5): 375-383

 
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