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Read more: Spending down on harm reduction for illicit drugs: report Cannabis possession and use is currently illegal in Australia. For many years I have argued that this impact is the worst censorship of research in the history of science and medicine, and that a more enlightened approach to "illegal" drugs will revolutionise medical science.

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Voss The Legislation of Morality. Ethnographic studies were done in the first half of this century to generate insight about community. Before federation in , very few laws regulated the use of drugs in Australia. Gerstein, editor; and H. The U. ADM To understand a particular community's drug problem in detail, it is necessary to gather more detailed information specific to that community, recognizing that an appropriate level of detailed knowledge about a single community may require as much or more information as a typical collection of national aggregate statistics. Biases in self-reporting need to be reassessed and methodological investigation needs to be supported concerning the differences among results from general population studies, case observations in criminal justice and clinical settings, and ethnographic investigations. The pattern is similar in opinions about how the government should deal with people who use illegal drugs such as heroin and cocaine.

Nevertheless, it is clear that widespread crack consumption among young, economically disadvantaged women has substantially exacerbated the problem of perinatal exposure to illicit drugs.

Krohn, L. Evidence from other areas of survey research suggests that, when respondents believe they are guaranteed anonymity and confidentiality, when they accept the scientific or practical value of the survey, when they accept the legitimacy of the survey, then they tend to be generally truthful Forman and Linney, ; Rouse et al.

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Since mephedrone was banned incocaine deaths have risen again and are now above their pre-mephedrone levels. This segment is perennially underemployed and overrepresented in all the indicators of public health and criminal justice problems Clayton and Tuchfield, ; McBride and McCoy, It is not an invalid basis, but it sweeps together many culturally specific differences that are very important.

The decline in illicit drugs evident among high school students also occurred among college students: a college student in was about half as likely to use illicit drugs, compared with If LSD treatment had been continued we might expect at least 10 per cent of these to have become abstinent, saving around 10 million premature deaths.

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Illicit Drug Use in the United States