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.
The Australian National Advisory Council on Alcohol and Drugs (ANACAD) has funded NDARC to conduct a feasibility study for an early warning system (EWS) project, involving a data collection model that allows rapid triangulation of existing data to provide an early warning and current assessment o
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.
Substance use amongst adolescents (those in the age group of 10-19) is an important public health issue in many countries of the region.
With NSW having the largest GLBT community in Australia, it is important that responses to the problems faced by these populations (including a higher risk of drug use and mental health problems) are informed by research evidence.
The overarching objective of this project is to produce as comprehensive as possible an estimate of the costs of methamphetamine use to Australian society. The intention is also to develop an approach that could be applied in a consistent manner to other drugs in the future.
In consultation with NSW Health, this project is aims to develop an online portal, to improve access to evidence based e-Health treatment packages for co-occurring mental health and substance use problems.
Compulsive hoarding is a debilitating disorder. Little is known of the substance use of hoarders, or the circumstances in which they die.
In recent years there has been growing attention on the use of crystal methamphetamine in Australia and the significant harms related to its use.