CONTEXT

These overview videos contextualize current patterns of substance use across Sydney. These films also explore present treatment models and public health interventions.

Please use the PDF viewer below to read transcribed excerpts from a 2019 interview with Dr. Ingrid Van Beek, the Founding Medical Director of The Uniting Medically Supervised Injecting Centre in Sydney's Kings Cross.

FILM INDEX

Australian Heroin Shortage

Audience: Medical professionals, health policy advocates, politicians, general public

Part A: Causes

Part B: Effects

An overview of current patterns of substance use in New South Wales following the Australian heroin shortage in 2001. Adapted from the following sources:

  1. Degenhardt, Louisa, Carolyn Day, and Wayne Hall. The causes, course, and consequences of the heroin shortage in Australia. NDARC, University of NSW, 2004.

  2. Degenhardt, Louisa, et al. "Age differentials in the impacts of reduced heroin: Effects of a “heroin shortage” in NSW, Australia." Drug and alcohol dependence 79.3 (2005): 397-404.

  3. Degenhardt, Louisa J., et al. "The effect of a reduction in heroin supply on fatal and non‐fatal drug overdoses in New South Wales, Australia." Medical journal of Australia 182.1 (2005): 20-23.

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Up The Cross: The Uniting Medically Supervised Injecting Centre

Audience: Medical professionals, health policy advocates, politicians, general public

Part 1 - Beginnings

Part 2 - Harm Reduction Methods

An interview with Dr. Ingrid Van Beek, the founding Medical Director of the Uniting Medically Supervised Injecting Centre in Kings Cross. “Part 1” examines the sociopolitical climate which allowed for the opening of the MSIC in the Kings Cross suburb. “Part 2” explores how the clinical model of the MSIC contributes to harm reduction.

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Comorbid Gambling and Substance Use Disorders

Audience: Medical professionals, health policy advocates, politicians, individuals seeking treatment, general public

An interview with Dr. Ron Strauss, a career medical officer at Liverpool Drug Health Services. This animation highlights the DSM-5's reclassification of gambling disorder to the category of "Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders." This film also examines the comorbidity between methamphetamine addiction and gambling disorder.

© 2019 by Ariana Kam

ariana.kam@fulbrightmail.org

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