Pioneering research on treatments for traumatic stress and substance use disorder has earned a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship for Dr Emma Barrett, a postdoctoral research fellow at UNSW’s National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre.
A treatment program developed by NDARC researchers & colleagues to tackle co-occurring post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance use disorders will soon be available to clinicians and patients worldwide thanks to a publishing deal with Oxford University Press.
The number of illicit drug retailers selling to Australia on underground websites such as the now defunct Silk Road increased significantly in 2013, according to monitoring by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at UNSW.
NDARC Education Trust (NET) has released three new easy-to-read publications.
A landmark report published today in international journal The Lancet shows that mental illness is now the largest contributor to disability worldwide, with drug and alcohol use disorders contributing the most to mental disability after depression and anxiety.
People who inject drugs (PWID) can significantly reduce their risk of HIV infection with the use of opiate substitution treatments such as methadone, as suggested by an international team of researchers in a paper published today on bmj.c