The effectiveness of the illicit drug diversion initiative in rural and remote Australia.

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  • Illicit Drug Diversion Initiative (Australia),
  • Drug abuse -- Study and teaching -- Australia,
  • Drug abuse -- Australia -- Prevention,
  • Illegal Drugs -- D.026.394.878,
  • Rural Areas -- POP.010.040.065,
  • Remote Areas -- POP.010.040.055,
  • Drug Use -- PSY.010.040.020,
  • Prevention and Control -- PUB.060.070.001,
  • Program Evaluation -- MAN.060.075 -- MAN.075.050.055 -- RES.040.075

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SeriesDrug statistics series / Australian Institute of Health and Welfare -- no.19
ContributionsYork, Louise., Australia. Dept. of Health and Ageing., Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
LC ClassificationsHV5850.A8 E344 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 228 p. :
Number of Pages228
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22674834M
ISBN 109781740247603
LC Control Number2008472247

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