To the Editor: Recent surveys indicate growing disquiet among health professionals nationally about the use of “ice” in some Indigenous communities,1 but with no clear evidence, as yet, of a feared general surge in its use.
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- 4. Lee KS, Conigrave KM, Clough AR, et al. Five-year longitudinal study of cannabis users in three remote Aboriginal communities in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia. Drug Alcohol Rev 2009; 28: 623-630.
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