Reducing drug-related harm: Australia leads the way

Alison J Ritter, Alex D Wodak and J Nick Crofts
Med J Aust 2004; 181 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2004.tb06260.x
Published online: 6 September 2004

Harm-reduction approaches are more easily embedded in policy when drugs are legally regulated

  • 1 Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Alcohol and Drug Service, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, NSW.
  • 3 Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health, Melbourne, VIC.


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