Drug use can lead to significant financial, psychological, physical health and social consequences for family members. Despite this, previous economic assessments of drug use interventions have not included the costs and benefits to family members of treatment for the drug user.
Childhood physical abuse is common amongst drug users. This body of work examines the extent and nature of childhood physical abuse amongst regular drug users, and its relationship to later drug use and violence.
This project involves the development of a resource for the identification, management and, if appropriate, referral of women who are pregnant and have a substance misuse problem.
Socioeconomically disadvantaged groups are more likely to smoke than other sectors of the community. This difference has been attributed, in part, to increased rates of relapse. Relapse is strongly and consistently predicted by financial stress.
The project aims to investigate the opinions of young Australians about how the government and community should respond towards drug and alcohol use.
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 Triple B Study: Bumps, Babies and Beyond is an innovative Australian study of approximately 1600 families. The project is a longitudinal pregnancy cohort which examines a wide range of biopsychosocial factors that relate to the health and development of Australian children and families.