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A new report from the Australian National Council on Drugs (ANCD) has highlighted that the operation of Australia’s prisons need far greater levels of accountability and transparency, as well as a much stronger commitment to providing effective pr
The Minister for Health, Michelle O'Byrne, today released a world-leading review aimed at ensuring safer prescribing and use of opioids in the treatment of chronic pain in Tasmania.
More than half of the Australian population agree that possession and use of cannabis, ecstasy, heroin and methamphetamine should be decriminalised and only result in minor penalties, data from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) released today shows.
Use of ice (crystal methamphetamine) by drug users in Australia increased significantly between 2010 and 2011 according to research on emerging drug trends by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at the University of New South Wales.
This media release was first issued by Moore Public Relations on behalf of the Australian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD).
Professor Shane Darke’s new book, The Life of the Heroin User: Typical beginnings, trajectories and outcomes, should be required reading for politicians and policy makers, said Dr Geoff Gallop, who recently launched the work at the NDARC Annual Symposium.