Treatment admissions for cannabis use disorders have risen considerably over the last few years, globally and within Australia. There is currently no effective pharmacotherapy for cannabis dependence, and very low abstinence rates reported from psychotherapy alone.
This study will shed light on how policy gets formed by police, and what influences the policy formulation process.
2000 stories is a landmark longitudinal study of adolescent health and development. A group of 2,000 Year 9 Victorian students was selected in 1992 and have been regularly surveyed through secondary school and into adulthood.
The Drugs and New Technologies (DNeT) project aims to investigate drug marketplaces online and in other emerging technologies. It aims to assess and quantify the online availability of drugs, including both traditional and new psychoactive substances.
NIDIP was established in the recognition that there was a greater need for the regular dissemination of trends in the epidemiology of drug-related harms in Australia.
Police diversion is one of Australia’s most utilised interventions for drug offenders. Yet fuelled in large part by methodological deficits there remain key gaps in knowledge about the outcomes and the cost-effectiveness of such approaches.
This project forms the basis of Lucy Albertella’s PhD. It is a longitudinal study of cannabis use, schizotypy and attentional inhibition in a sample of 14-24 year olds.
This project sought to clarify Australian drug and alcohol treatment funding; current and future service needs; the gap between met and unmet demand; and planning and funding processes for the future.
This project aimed to deliver:
This project aims To assess the psychometric properties of the Cannabis Withdrawal Scale (CWS) and to further assess the reliability and validity of the measure for use in clinical and research settings.