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Image - Increase in depression and anxiety, but reduction in alcohol-related harm for young Australians during COVID-19
There was a significant increase in depression and anxiety symptoms for young Australians during COVID-19, but no greater help-seeking from mental health professionals. There was however, a decrease... Read more
Thomas Santo Jr
A new global review has found that receiving Opioid Agonist Therapy (OAT) is associated with lower risk of multiple causes of death among people with opioid dependence. The review found that people... Read more
Dr Ryan Courtney
The ‘Quit Smoking Study’ will test how well e-cigarettes can help people quit smoking, compared with nicotine lozenges or gum. Researchers at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC),... Read more
Image - Major clinical trial uses antidepressant to counter “ice” dependence
The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), UNSW Sydney has received a $4.9 m grant to trial a promising new treatment for methamphetamine use, “ice” or “crystal meth”. The trial will test... Read more
Image - A person’s characteristics, their treatment, and the prescriber all influence retention for opioid agonist treatment (OAT)
A new report from researchers at The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), UNSW Sydney, has found that a person’s characteristics, their treatment, and the prescriber all have... Read more
Image - More than five drug-induced deaths per day in Australia in 2019, says annual report
There were more than five drug-induced deaths per day in Australia in 2019, with an increase in deaths involving amphetamines and cocaine, says new report. Released by the National Drug and Alcohol... Read more
Image - New book explores first women-only methadone clinic in Tehran
A new book ‘Beating Drug Addiction in Tehran: A Women’s Clinic’ which explores the first women-only methadone clinic in Tehran, was launched on Sunday, 11 April 2021. Written by Dr Kate Dolan,... Read more
Image - Problematic opioid behaviours are dynamic and time-limited, new study finds
Problematic opioid use behaviours are typically dynamic and time-limited, a new study by researchers at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), UNSW Sydney has found. Researchers... Read more
Image - Professor Michael Farrell – 10 Years as NDARC Director
We have been lucky enough to have Michael Farrell as NDARC’s Director for ten years this month, and many of his longstanding colleagues have contributed their reflections of working with Michael and... Read more
Jude Byrne
Last week we were greatly saddened to learn that Jude Byrne, a leader in the AOD sector, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. Jude worked with many NDARC staff, over many years. Her... Read more