A Review of enablers and barriers of Indigenous drug users accessing needle and syringe programs – a report for the COAG Multilateral Group on Needle and Syringe Programs

This study examined factors that either deter or support access to Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) services among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander injecting drug users (IDUs).

Page last updated: June 2008

The recommendations are designed as a guide for strategies that can be implemented at the local level and can be selected and adapted to suit local needs. The degree to which any of the recommendations are implemented is subject to the individual requirements of the local area.

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A review of enablers and barriers of Indigenous drug users accessing needle and syringe programs – a report for the COAG Multilateral Group on Needle and Syringe Programs (PDF 689 KB large file)

The same publication in smaller sections
Cover pages, including table of contents (PDF 53 KB)
Executive summary (PDF 27 KB)
1. Introduction (PDF 75 KB)
2. Injecting drug use among Indigenous Australians (PDF 99 KB)
3. Access to NSP services (PDF 144 KB)
4. Conclusions and recommendations (PDF 55 KB)
Appendices A-H (PDF 287 KB)

Page last reviewed: 18 April 2011

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