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Lukumbat marawana: A changing pattern of drug use by youth in a remote Aboriginal community

Senior, Kate and Chenhall, Richard (2008). Lukumbat marawana: A changing pattern of drug use by youth in a remote Aboriginal community. Australian Journal of Rural Health,16(2):75-79.

Document type: Journal Article

IRMA ID 10322xPUB8
Title Lukumbat marawana: A changing pattern of drug use by youth in a remote Aboriginal community
Author Senior, Kate
Chenhall, Richard
Journal Name Australian Journal of Rural Health
Publication Date 2008
Volume Number 16
Issue Number 2
ISSN 1038-5282   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 75
End Page 79
Total Pages 5
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Field of Research 1110 - Nursing
1117 - Public Health and Health Services
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Objective: To examine marijuana use by youth in a remote Aboriginal community in Northern Australia over a 5-year period. Design: Participant observation, structured and unstructured interviews. Setting: Remote Indigenous Australian community. Participants: Young Aboriginal people and adult community members. Main outcome measure: Emergent themes of the attitudes towards marijuana use among remote Indigenous residents are reported. Results: Restrictions in the availability of alcohol and petrol have led to increased use of marijuana with serious social and community consequences. Conclusions: Efforts to control licit substances, such as alcohol, in remote communities need to be addressed in the context of understanding of the dynamics of alcohol and drug use in totality as well as interventions that address underlying structural and social inequalities.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1584.2008.00956.x   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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