Researchers at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) are developing a new online toolkit to provide up-to-date, evidence-based information about crystal methamphetamine (‘ice’).
A one stop portal for drug prevention resources and information developed at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW in collaboration with the National Drug Research Institute at Curtin University is now available nationwide for teachers, students and parents following its launch by t
Ice use increases by six per cent among people who inject drugs but remains stable among ecstasy users
The rate of codeine-related deaths in Australia more than doubled between 2000 and 2009, driven primarily by an increase in accidental overdoses, according to new research by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at UNSW.
- One in five Australians in treatment for opioid dependence now being treated for pharmaceutical opioid dependence
- People in treatment less likely to inject; are older and more likely to live in rural Australia than a decade ago
Alcohol and other drug treatment spending in Australia amounted to $1.2 billion in 2012/2013. While this seems a lot of money, it is just under one per cent of health care spending in Australia.
National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre PhD student Mieke Snijder recently gave an interview to ABC Riverina about a new project aimed to help decrease alcohol related injury and violence in Indigenous communities in Griffith.
Australians are completely in the dark when it comes to the scale of ice use in the country, according to a recent survey by the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC), based at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at UNSW.
- Accidental drug deaths involving methamphetamine have increased significantly since 2010 jumping from 88 deaths in 2010 to 101 in 2011 and early estimates indicate that deaths involving the drug were as high as 170 in 2013