National Drug Strategy
National Drug Strategy

The costs of tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug abuse to Australian Society in 2004/05

Acknowledgments

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The people who generously assisted us with their time, knowledge, and expertise, and to whom we are most grateful, include, in alphabetical order:

Name
Organisation
Chrys Athanasos
Drug Strategy Branch, Department of Health and Ageing
David Batts
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Mark Cooper-Stanbury
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Emily Davis
Drug Strategy Branch, Department of Health and Ageing
John Goss
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Andrea Mant
University of New South Wales
Patricia Mayhew
Crime and Justice Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington
Bridgette McKelvey
Operations and Risk Planning Unit, Queensland Fire and Rescue Service
Kenneth Pidd
National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction, Flinders University
Karen Price
Drug Strategy Branch, Department of Health and Ageing
Selena Stanley
Operations and Risk Planning Unit, Queensland Fire and Rescue Service

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We are particularly grateful to George Phillips, of the Drug Strategy Branch of the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing for his strong assistance and support during this project.
Valuable contributions to the methodological analyses and data development have been made by:

We are grateful to the reviewers Brian Easton and Robin Room for comments received on an earlier draft of this report. All suggestions were carefully considered and, where possible, have been incorporated.

We are greatly indebted to all who assisted us. If errors and omissions remain, despite all the information and assistance provided, they are entirely our responsibility.

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