High risk alcohol-related trauma among the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the Northern Territory

Rama Jayaraj, Mahiban Thomas, Valerie Thompson, Carolyn Mary Griffin, Luke John Mayo, Megan Whitty, Peter D'Abbs, Tricia Nagel

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Abstract

High risk drinking is linked with high rates of physical harm. The reported incidence of alcohol - related trauma among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Northern Territory is the highest in the world. Facial fractures are common among young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. They are often linked with misuse of alcohol in the Northern Territory and are frequently secondary to assault. This review focuses on alcohol-related trauma in the Territory and draws attention to an urgent need for preventative health approach to address this critical issue.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalSubstance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
Volume7
Issue number33
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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