The Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) is a national illicit drug monitoring system intended to identify emerging trends of local and national concern in illicit drug markets.
Injecting drug users (IDU) are frequently interviewed regarding drug use, risk behaviours and criminality, but far less frequently about their attitudes towards drug-related issues.
Ten years post the Portuguese decriminalisation of the use, acquisition and possession of all illicit drugs, a number of diametrically opposed policy conclusions have emerged from evidence-informed analyses of the reform.
There is a growing body of research evidence demonstrating the impact of a range of pre-sentence diversion options at engaging substance misusing defendants in treatment, and reducing illicit drug use and ‘related’ offending in both Australian and British contexts.
The Cannabis Cohorts Research Consortium (CCRC) is a collaboration which stemmed from the need to better address pressing questions about the relationship between cannabis, other drug use, life-course outcomes and mental health in children and young adults.
The young male same sex attracted population has been reported to have a suicide attempt rate 3-6 times higher than that found in the same age range in the non SSA population, and higher levels of mental health concerns.
This project is a pilot study to establish the feasibility and methods for a new Australian birth cohort of 1800-2000 Australian families (The Triple B Study: Bumps, Babies and Beyond).
This project aimed to identify and minimise barriers to accessing and enhancing effective health and social care services for vulnerable and/or marginalised young drug users.
The purpose of the project was fourfold: to identify the dominant media portrayals used to denote illicit drugs in Australian print news media (cannabis, amphetamines, ecstasy, cocaine and heroin); to identify the extent to which media portrayals changed over time (from 2003-2008); to explore the