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Opiate overdose and health treatment options for opiate users in New South Wales, 1999–2002

Stephanie Cook, Devon Indig, Jennifer Gray, David McGrath

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 15(8) 125 - 131 Published: 2004

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Stephanie Cook

Devon Indig

Jennifer Gray

David McGrath

Abstract

This article describes trends in, and basic demographics of,
fatal and non-fatal opiate overdose in New South Wales between
January 1999 and June 2002. Comparative trends in access to
health treatment over this period are discussed, and the
relationship of these trends to the enhancements provided
through the NSW Drug Summit, and the heroin drought, are
explored.