Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in Australia and its use is associated with an increased risk of involvement in motor vehicle accidents, work place accidents, mental health disorders, and respiratory and other health harms.
This project builds on research by Professor Donald Tashkin (University of California) to further extend the message on respiratory cannabis-related harms.
Individuals often report using cannabis to sleep, experiencing sleep problems as a symptom of withdrawal, and relapsing due to sleep problems.
Workplace substance use incurs substantial costs to society and employers through decreased workplace productivity as well as increased employee turnover, absenteeism and worker stress.
It has been long recognised that illicit drug traffickers can and do trade in multiple drugs.
Most Australian states and territories have adopted legal thresholds for drug trafficking, over which possession of an illicit drug is deemed ‘trafficking’ as opposed to ‘personal use’.
The aim of this project is to develop an online screening resource for cannabis use that provides feedback concerning patterns of use as well as motives for using. A randomised controlled trial will compare cannabis use and help-seeking among individuals who receive the feedback intervention com
Although several studies have investigated the potential health-compromising effects of smoking cannabis, findings have been mixed.
This project aims to ascertain the attitudes of pharmacists to cannabis and its use; their potential role in health promotion and provision of brief, opportunistic interventions (ie information provision – health promotion, clinical advice and referral); their willingness to do so; any barriers t