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- D. Pourmarzi, A. Smirnov, L. Hall, G. Fitzgerald, T. Rahman
- MedicineAustralian journal of primary health
- 25 June 2020
Patients emphasised 'having more energy' when reporting improvements in their physical health following treatment and their desire to help other patients to receive treatment was connected to their experience of the services that they received and their perceived health outcomes.
Simultaneous use of alcohol with methamphetamine but not ecstasy linked with aggression among young adult stimulant users.
Findings indicate a link between risky patterns of simultaneous alcohol and methamphetamine use and methamphetamine-related aggression and hostility, independent of separate use of alcohol, methamphetamine and cannabis, trait aggression, psychosis, and gender.
Willingness to cooperate with police: A population-based study of Australian young adult illicit stimulant users
While procedural justice has been highlighted as a key strategy for promoting cooperation with police, little is known about this model’s applicability to subgroups engaged in illegal behaviour, such…
Use and Misuse of Opioid Replacement Therapies: A Queensland Study
A retrospective observational study of data collected during 2000–2007 for clients obtaining injecting equipment from the Brisbane Harm Reduction Centre in Queensland finds that buprenorphine and naloxone were misused at lower rates when compared with buprenorphines and methadone.
Patterns of drug dependence in a Queensland (Australia) sample of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who inject drugs.
The drug dependence patterns of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who inject drugs were similar, including the proportions dependent on both methamphetamine and opioids, but for Indigenous injectors, there was a stronger association between drug dependence and contextual factors such as unemployment and incarceration.
The role of procedural justice in how young adult stimulant users perceive police and policing
Effective policing arguably relies on the support and voluntary cooperation of the public, which is in part influenced by individual’s perceptions of police encounters (Murphy 2009). Young adults are…
Initial outcomes of integrated community-based hepatitis C treatment for people who inject drugs: Findings from the Queensland Injectors' Health Network.
- L. Morris, A. Smirnov, +7 authors J. Najman
- MedicineThe International journal on drug policy
- 1 September 2017
PWID can be effectively treated for HCV and comply with DAA therapy in an integrated community-based service, however, strategies are required to support client retention until SVR is confirmed.
Clinical effectiveness, cost effectiveness and acceptability of community‐based treatment of hepatitis C virus infection: A mixed method systematic review
- D. Pourmarzi, L. Hall, J. Hepworth, A. Smirnov, T. Rahman, G. FitzGerald
- MedicineJournal of viral hepatitis
- 1 April 2019
A mixed‐method systematic review of quantitative and qualitative evidence about clinical effectiveness, cost effectiveness and acceptability of community‐based HCV treatment models found studies of the cost effectiveness of community-based models for treating HCV are needed.
Young adults' trajectories of Ecstasy use: a population based study.
Given the social context and temporal course of Ecstasy use, Ecstasy trajectories might be better understood in terms of instrumental rather than addictive drug use patterns.
Hepatitis C cascade of care at an integrated community facility for people who inject drugs.
- L. Morris, L. Selvey, O. Williams, C. Gilks, Amanda Kvassy, A. Smirnov
- MedicineJournal of substance abuse treatment
- 1 July 2020
Integrated community-based services can successfully engage PWID throughout the HCV treatment journey and additional social support, including linkage with housing and legal navigation services, may improve treatment uptake and completion.