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Image - 172 drug-related hospitalisations in Australia in 2019-20
There were 62,757 drug-related hospitalisations (172 per day) among Australians in 2019-20, equivalent to 0.56 per cent of all hospitalisations in Australia, a new report has found. Led by the Drug... Read more
Dr Alys Havard
There was no difference between smoking cessation medicine, varenicline, and Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) patches in terms of risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE), says a new... Read more
Image - NDARC and the Kirby Institute researchers gathering global data on people who inject drugs
Researchers at NDARC and the Kirby Institute are looking for data from around the world about the prevalence of injecting drug use and HIV, hepatitis B and C (HBV and HCV) among people who inject... Read more
Image - New EMCDDA Guidelines
New EMCDDA Guidelines What are the most effective treatment options for cannabis problems? How to respond to new trends in cocaine use? How to help prevent the non-medical use of medicines? These are... Read more
Image - New study reinforces the need for multidisciplinary care of chronic non-cancer pain to be better supported in Australia
A new study by researchers at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), UNSW Sydney, has found that there is wide variation in the extent of use of non-medicine based treatments for... Read more
Image - Prof Michael Farrell elected as Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia
NDARC’s Director, Professor Michael Farrell, has been elected as Fellow of the Academy of the Social Science in Australia. For 50 years, research and advice from Fellows of the Academy of the Social... Read more
Image - Results from World Mental Health Surveys finds low rates of people with alcohol use disorder having ‘helpful’ treatment
Results from World Mental Health Surveys have found fewer than half of the people with alcohol use disorder who sought treatment perceived their treatment as being helpful. Using survey data from the... Read more
Image - Results of clinical trial will impact treatment for opioid dependence in Australia and internationally
The results of a clinical trial of extended-release buprenorphine injections (BUP-XR), an opioid agonist treatment (OAT), demonstrate high retention and treatment satisfaction. Led by researchers at... Read more
Image - Out-of-pocket costs for people receiving Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) equates to one-eight of their income new study shows
Out-of-pocket costs associated with Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) equate to one-eighth of participants income, representing a substantial financial burden says new study. Researchers at the National... Read more
Image - NDARC researcher is recipient of funding from the Heart Foundation
NDARC researcher, Dr Ryan Courtney, is amoung eight academics at UNSW Sydney to recieve $1.8 million in competitive research funding from the Heart Foundation. The funding was awarded for research... Read more