Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician


Volume 39, Issue 8, August 2010

Drug abuse

Salma Fahridin Janice Charles Helena Britt
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Between April 2007 and March 2009 in the BEACH (Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health) program, drug abuse was managed 770 times, at a rate of 0.4 per 100 encounters, suggesting it is managed by general practitioners about 436 000 times per year nationally. This article focuses on illicit drugs such as heroin and marijuana, and includes substances such as glue. Alcohol, tobacco and medicines are not included.

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