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Image - Increase in cannabis consumption likely if decriminalised in Australia says new study
A new study has found that an estimated 4.2 per cent of the population aged 14 and over, who have never tried cannabis before, would try it if use of the drug were legal. Led by researchers at the... Read more
Image - Drug checking already taking place despite lack of government-sanctioned checking services
People who use ecstasy/MDMA and/or other illegal stimulants seek out objective information about substance contents despite the lack permanent government-sanctioned drug checking services, says a new... Read more
Image - Disruption to ecstasy and other drug use and markets in Australia after COVID-19 restrictions in 2020
After COVID-19-related restrictions were introduced in Australia in early 2020, use of ecstasy/MDMA, related stimulants, and other licit and illicit drugs appeared to mostly remain stable, or... Read more
Image - Strengthened evidenced for a low-cost natural quit smoking aid requiring wider global access
Results from the largest trial ever undertaken for cytisine on its effectiveness compared to the most effective frontline treatment, varenicline, could lead to wider cytisine access for people who... Read more
Olivia Price
Influenza is the greatest contributor to vaccine-preventable burden of disease in Australia, and annual vaccination is our best means for preventing influenza infection. Typically, research into... Read more
Image - NDARC researcher shortlisted for Cancer Grand Challenges funding
A diverse, global team including Professor Hayden McRobbie from NDARC has been selected for the final stages of Cancer Grand Challenges – and is in with a chance of securing a share of £80m of... Read more
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