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Carrie Fowlie, chief ...
Carrie Fowlie, chief executive of the Alcohol Tobacco and other Drug Association, ACT, said public debate had been poor with "people talking past each other" and "failing to listen to the diverse perspectives that should be informing policy analysis.
ATODA is concerned that sections of the medical profession are taking too narrow an approach on this topic, failing to acknowledge what many see as the bottom line," she said.
Ms Carrie Fowlie
Ms Carrie Fowlie
ATODA executive director Carrie ...
ATODA executive director Carrie Fowlie said opioids were very high risk drugs and problems related to overuse of the drugs had grown steadily in recent years.
"We need to have a multi-pronged strategy to look at supply reduction, demand reduction and harm reduction," she
said opioid-related deaths in the ACT had resulted from both prescription opioids such as oxyconton and street drugs such as heroin.
"Opioids are classed as a schedule eight drug which means that they are very dangerous drugs and have quite strict rules attached to them," she
Carrie Fowlie, Executive ...
Carrie Fowlie, Executive Officer, Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT (ATODA) 0406 585 020
The drug has become stronger, the ...
The drug has become stronger, the price is stable and people who use it are using it more frequently," said Ms Carrie Fowlie, Executive Officer, ATODA.