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The Cost of Opioid Use to Australia

A recent study, published by the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) at Curtin University in Perth, has estimated that the illegal use of heroin and the misuse of pharmaceutical opioids is costing Australia around $15.7 billion and causing more than 2200 deaths a year. This is a significant increase from the previous record that was collected in 2007. Professor Steve Allsop commented: “Extra-medical use of opioids is likely to result in adverse outcomes that require

Cost of Provision of Opioid Substitution Therapy Provision in Tijuana, Mexico

Citation
Burgos et al. (2018). Cost of provision of opioid substitution therapy provision in Tijuana, Mexico. Harm Reduction Journal 15:28 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12954-018-0234-x
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Background

Mexico recently enacted drug policy reform to decriminalize possession of small amounts of illicit drugs and mandated that police refer identified substance users to drug treatment. However, the economic implications of drug treatment expansion are uncertain.