Interpreting changes in heroin supply in melbourne: droughts, gluts or cycles?

Dietze, Paul and Fitzgerald, John 2002, Interpreting changes in heroin supply in melbourne: droughts, gluts or cycles?, Drug and alcohol review, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 295-303.

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Title Interpreting changes in heroin supply in melbourne: droughts, gluts or cycles?
Author(s) Dietze, Paul
Fitzgerald, John
Journal name Drug and alcohol review
Volume number 21
Issue number 3
Start page 295
End page 303
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2002-09
ISSN 0959-5236
1465-3362
Summary In this Harm Reduction Digest Paul Dietze and John Fitzgerald provide another possible way of understanding what has come to be referred to as Australia's heroin 'drought'. They examine evidence from Melbourne, Victoria and suggest that the apparent downturn in heroin availability in 2000 may, in part, be the result of an end of a heroin 'glut' and that perceptions of this phenomenon may be coloured by the development of more sophisticated indicators of the heroin market. They conclude with claims that the reasons for the reduction in drug consumption and adverse health outcomes, such as those attributed to interdiction, are thus premature.
Language eng
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2002, Australian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30001727

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health Sciences
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