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The heroin crisis

Author: Justin Healey
Publisher: Balmain, NSW, Australia : Spinney Press, ©1999.
Series: Issues in society (Spinney Press), v. 118.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Examines the extent of the heroin problem - Heroin trials - Youth drug court - Methadone - Naltrexone - Need to see illicit drug use as a health and social issue rather than a criminal one.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Justin Healey
ISBN: 1876811277 9781876811273
OCLC Number: 44895187
Description: 44 pages : il1. ; 30 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1. Extent of the Heroin Problem: What is heroin?; Heroin: the facts; $220m drugs fight push; Tough On Drugs: The National Illicit Drug Strategy; Quick facts; The social profile of heroin users; An addict's life: living to use, using to live; 17 now average age for first fix; Heroin casualties younger; Opiate use among secondary school children; Drug use in Australia and its health impact; Deaths by heroin hit a new high; Drug cocktails the real killers; Vanstone slams police chief's arrest record; Crime and justice --
drug offences; Australian illicit drug report released; Heroin trade boosts violent crime. --
Chapter 2. Dealing With The Drug --
The Debate: A message from the Prime Minister; Wrong tactic for the drug war; For some, heroin is the only answer; Economics of the heroin market; Witnesses to the horrors of addiction bare their souls; We still need a heroin trial; Turning the policies into reality; The jury is still out on the benefits of heroin trials; The drugs menace: whatever it takes to stop it; Addicts get legal room to shoot up; 50,000 hits a year in shopfront clinic; Injecting rooms big crime risk; Youth drug court on trial;Comprehensive action needed on heroin; Methadone 'saved my life'; Suburban pharmacies to dole out methadone; 'Miracle cure' for heroin has its dangers; Better outcomes from illicit drugs.
Series Title: Issues in society (Spinney Press), v. 118.
Responsibility: editor, Justin Healey.

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Examines the extent of the heroin problem - Heroin trials - Youth drug court - Methadone - Naltrexone - Need to see illicit drug use as a health and social issue rather than a criminal one.

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