Methamphetamine use in Aboriginal communities has gained much media attention, despite limited research studies to ascertain the full extent of its use and its impact.
This project will employ a cross-national comparative analysis to explore the frameworks and variance in services that address harms and risks associated with alcohol and drug use in Sydney and other night life capitals (e.g., London and Amsterdam)’s nightlife entert
Analyses of drug markets over many years have shown that the price and purity of illicit substances can have a key role in shaping drug consumption, and in turn drug-related harm.
Australian criminal justice responses relating to personal use and possession of illicit drugs are subject to frequent public debate.
We have developed a multidisciplinary global consortium of researchers who can provide independent high-quality evidence regarding the scale of illicit drug use, harms, access to services at country, regional and global levels, and build capacity for better data in these areas.
The practices of diversion and misuse of pharmaceutical stimulants give serious cause for concern due to their potential to increase the risk of drug toxicity, dependence, and serious adverse health consequences. These practices may be particularly harmful among illicit psychostimulant users.
NDARC has been invited to undertake research in partnership with NSW Aboriginal drug and alcohol Residential Rehabilitation Services. This research is unique in being embedded into the routine delivery of their services.
Substance use among pregnant women is a significant public health issue. A range of adverse effects have been noted including increased risk of miscarriage and still birth, reduction in fetal growth, birth defects, developmental delay, growth retardation and neurological abnormalities.