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Title: Increasing use of stimulants in Australia: Cause for health services concern
Contributor(s): Redona, Peter  (author)orcid ; Jackson, Debra  (author); Woods, Cindy  (author)orcid ; Usher, Kim  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2019-08
Early Online Version: 2019-07-10
DOI: 10.1111/inm.12636
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Abstract: After cannabis, amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) are the second most consumed drug worldwide with the number of users increasing between 2014 and 2015 (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2018). ATS are a group of central nervous system stimulants including amphetamine, methylamphetamine, 3,4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) (also known as ecstasy), and cocaine. Methylamphetamine is available in four forms: tablet, crystalline (often called 'ice'), base (known as 'paste'), and powder (referred to commonly as 'speed'). It can be swallowed, snorted, smoked, or injected. MDMA is usually available as a tablet and cocaine as a powder (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2018).
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 28(4), p. 795-797
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1447-0349
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 111005 Mental Health Nursing
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 420504 Mental health nursing
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920209 Mental Health Services
920205 Health Education and Promotion
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 200305 Mental health services
200203 Health education and promotion
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C5 Other Refereed Contribution to a Scholarly Journal
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