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Over the past 40 years the rate of illicit drug use worldwide has risen dramatically, and with it the number of deaths reported among drug-using populations. What are the clinical, ethical and psychopathological implications of these deaths? In this book, Shane Darke and his team provide the first full, synthetic review of the epidemiology, causes, prevalence, demography, and associated risk factors of illicit-drug-related mortality. In addition, they examine and evaluate interventions to reduce these deaths. The major causes of death among illicit drug users are overdose, disease, suicide and trauma. Each is independently examined. This is an important book for all clinicians and policy-makers involved in issues relating to illicit drug use.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521855068
ISBN-10: 0521855063
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 204
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 21-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Louisa Degenhardt

Shane Darke is an Associate Professor at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales. Louisa Degenhardt is a Senior Lecturer at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales. Richard Mattick is Professor and Director of the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales.

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