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Inquiry into the impact of illicit drug use on families

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On Thursday 13 September 2007, the Family and Human Services Committee tabled its report on the inquiry into the impact of illicit drug use on families entitled The winnable war on drugs.

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This report is comprised of preliminary pages, 10 chapters, 1 dissent and 6 appendices.

The winnable war on drugs: The impact of illicit drug use on families

Preliminary pages (PDF 106KB)
Contents, Foreword, Committee Membership, Terms of Reference, List of Abbreviations and List of Recommendations

Chapter 1 (PDF 83KB)

Chapter 2 (PDF 363KB)
Illicit drugs in Australia

Chapter 3 (PDF 164KB)
Protecting children

Chapter 4 (PDF 233KB)
The impact of harm minimisation programs on families

Chapter 5 (PDF 453KB)
Strengthening families through prevention

Chapter 6 (PDF 168KB)
Strengthening families through treatment

Chapter 7 (PDF 76KB)
Social and personal impact on families of illicit drug use

Chapter 8 (PDF 123KB)
Drug-induced psychoses and mental illness

Chapter 9 (PDF 69KB)
Financial impact on families of illicit drug use

Chapter 10 (PDF 86KB)
Illicit drugs and the family

Dissenting report (PDF 38KB)
Mrs Julia Irwin MP, Ms Kate Ellis MP and Ms Jennie George MP

Appendix A (PDF 67KB)
Transcript of public hearing, 15 August 2007

Appendix B (PDF 79KB)
Selected personal stories

Appendix C (PDF 17KB)
Address on the death of Annabel Catt by her brother Antony

Appendix D (PDF 18KB)
List of submissions

Appendix E (PDF 18KB)
List of exhibits

Appendix F (PDF 18KB)
List of hearings and witnesses

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