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Introduction: Welcome to AODstats, the Victorian alcohol and drug interactive statistics and mapping webpage. 
AODstats provides information on the harms related to alcohol, illicit and pharmaceutical drug use in Victoria.

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The Dubbo region will benefit from a $31.5 million investment in drug rehabilitation and access to justice.

Deputy Premier John Barilaro today announced the NSW Government will invest $27.9 million over the coming four financial years to expand the NSW Drug Court to Dubbo, on top of the recent $3.6 million upgrade to the city’s courthouse.

“The Drug Court is a tried and tested silver bullet to help address the abuse of highly addictive and dangerous illicit drugs that continue to cripple our communities.” For compete story Drug Court expands to Dubbo | Mirage News

(Also see The Judicial Educator At Its Best – Law for Recovery + Drug Courts + Secure Welfare = Rehabilitation!

CBC News – June 2021

"I was hanging around some older kids, and I got into a drug called ecstasy and I was addicted to that," she said, explaining she began experimenting with drugs in high school in an effort to fit in.

But things changed when one of the older guys she hung out with offered her crystal meth, a much cheaper alternative to the drugs she had been buying.

"From there, I never touched another drug. It had a hold on me for the first time I used it." 

It was the beginning of a long descent… She lost her job, got kicked out of school and eventually wound up in jail multiple times.

"That was always my detox — going to jail," she said. "When I'd get out I always had these good intentions to stay clean. But I just didn't know how to."

Drug court answers prayers - Her prayers were answered in the form of drug treatment court in Regina, which mandated that she live in an approved residence called Kate's Place. 

"Thank God I did, because my family, I can manipulate. My friends, I can manipulate. If I were to live by myself, I could have used and no one would know," she said, adding that she needed long-term treatment, not just a 30-day stay in a facility.

"So, Kate's Place and drug court, they were perfect for me."

Meagan Jasper graduated from drug court in Regina after 13 months. 

She hasn't used since she was arrested on Sept. 7, 2017. She has also gone back to school to get a business certificate and has found a job with the John Howard Society of Saskatchewan

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AOD Primary Prevention & Demand Reduction Priority Primer: 

TASKING THE NATIONAL HEALTH STRATEGIES FOR COMMUNITY WELL-BEING.

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