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Moore, Timothy (2007) Monograph no. 14: Working estimates of the social costs per gram and per user for cannabis, cocaine, opiates and amphetamines. Sydney: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre. DPMP Monograph Series.

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This work represents a first step in estimating the different social costs associated with different illicit drugs. More specifically, the report sets out in detail the annual costs in Australia (circa 2004) associated with opiates, amphetamines, cocaine, and other illicit drugs separately across two major classes of social costs: health and crime. The cost estimates are further broken down between dependent users and non-dependent users. These are then combined with prevalence and consumption to generate estimates of the:

1. social costs per drug user by drug type; and
2. social costs per kilogram (or gram) for each drug type.


Item Type
Report
Publication Type
International, Report, Review
Drug Type
Cannabis, CNS stimulants, Cocaine, Opioid
Intervention Type
General / Comprehensive, Crime prevention, Policy
Date
2007
Identification #
DPMP Monograph Series
Pages
60 p.
Publisher
National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre
Place of Publication
Sydney
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)

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