Alcohol, tobacco and other drug use

by | Sep 16, 2015 | Key Thinkers Forum

| Poche Opinion

Just as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) Australians have a higher burden of physical disease, they also are more likely to experience mental health and alcohol and other drug use disorders than are non-Indigenous Australians. Indigenous Australians are hospitalised or die because of alcohol-related conditions four times as often.

| Poche Opinion

On 11 July 2014, more than one hundred clinicians, policy makers, community members, academics and consumers joined the Key Thinkers Forum in Darwin to discuss Alcohol, tobacco and other drug use: What’s the evidence, what’s working, what’s not and what are the issues and opportunities for the future.

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