Background Information on Indigenous AOD Use & Wellbeing

In this section you’ll find a number of key articles to help orient you to the current “big picture” of Aboriginal alcohol and other drug patterns of use, social and emotional wellbeing, and the issues associated with both these areas.

Gray, D. & Wilkes, E. (2010). Reducing Alcohol and Other Drug Related Harm. Closing the Gap Resource Sheet 3.
 

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 Social and Emotional Wellbeing Principles and Practice. ACT: Commonwealth of Australia, 117-133.
 

Garvey, D. (2008). A Review of the Social and Emotional Wellbeing of Indigenous Australian Peoples – considerations, challenges and opportunities. [Print copy & PDF provided]
 

MCDS (2006). National Drug Strategy: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Complementary Action Plan 2003–2009. Summary. Canberra: National Drug Strategy Unit, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.[Print copy & PDF provided] 

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011).  Illicit Substance Use. 4704.0 - The Health and Welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, Oct 2010. LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/02/2011 
[Print copy & Word document provided]
 

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011).  Social & Emotional Wellbeing. 4704.0 - The Health and Welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, Oct 2010. LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/02/2011 [Print copy & Word document provided]