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Drug-related aggression among injecting drug users Volume 17 Issue 1-2

Emma Black, Louisa Degenhardt

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 17(2) 12 - 16 Published: 2006

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Emma Black

Louisa Degenhardt


Recent years have seen the diversification of the methamphetamine markets in Australia, with increased availability and the use of more potent forms of methamphetamine such as ice/crystal and base methamphetamine. Intoxication due to the use of stimulants such as methamphetamine has been associated with aggressive and violent behaviour. The connection is not a direct causal relationship, but is thought to be influenced by a number of other factors such as individual, situational and cultural factors.