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There’s no question COVID-19 has changed many aspects of our lives. As drug researchers, we are interested in how the pandemic has affected illicit drug use in Australia. Our two new surveys of... Read more
Dr Rachel Sutherland
The use of pregabalin, a medicine for neuropathic pain, is relatively common among a sample of people who regularly inject drugs (PWID) in Australia, a new study by researchers at the National Drug... Read more
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This piece originally appeared in Connections, a joint publication of the collaborative network of alcohol and other drug research centres; National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at UNSW... Read more
What does extra-medical opioid use cost Australia?
The ‘extra-medical’ use of opioids is costing Australia around $15.7 billion and causing more than 2200 deaths a year. ‘Extra-medical’ opioid use includes the illegal use of heroin and the misuse of... Read more
Emma Zahra
In the first Australian study of its kind, 559 cannabis-related deaths identified between 2000 and 2018 have been examined by researchers at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC),... Read more
ADAPT Study
The Australians’ Drug Use: Adapting to Pandemic Threats (ADAPT) Study is exploring the short and long-term impacts of COVID-19 on Australians who use illicit drugs. Led by researchers from the... Read more
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The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at UNSW Sydney is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and responding through new and existing research projects. A summary of this activity... Read more
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We are pleased to announce that the 2020 NDARC Seminar Series is continuing online via webinar. Registration is free. You will receive a link to the webinar after you register. Stigma and People Who... Read more
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The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) buildings in Randwick, NSW are currently closed as staff and students work from home in line with advice from UNSW Sydney.  General enquiries can... Read more
New PHD student, Ria Hopkins
Since NDARC's inception, more than 70 students have successfully completed a higher degree research (HDR) program at the Centre (PhD and Masters), with a success rate of over 90 per cent. In 2020, we... Read more