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Image - 13 drinks a session: risky teen drinkers drinking more than ever and find it “easy” to buy alcohol from bottle shops
Heaviest teen drinkers consume 11 to 15 drinks in one session Teens who get alcohol from parents more likely to binge at 17 Teens who drink to cope with anxiety are twice as likely to progress to... Read more
Image - Doping among amateur athletes probably more common than you think
Earlier this month the 11th annual CrossFit Games took place in the US. While the event has come a long way from humble beginnings, the prizemoney and fame now attached to it have led to concerns ... Read more
Image - Metamphetamine use linked to heightened stroke risk in young
Category: National Drug
Younger methamphetamine users – those aged below 45 – are at increased risk of a potentially severe and life-changing stroke through their use of the drug, researchers at UNSW’s National Drug and... Read more
Image - NDARC researchers win NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Awards
Two NDARC researchers have won prestigious NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Awards, recognising their commitment to science and their drive to communicate. The Australian Institute of Policy and Science... Read more
Image - Webinar: Supporting family and friends with a loved one using methamphetamine
Monday, 4 September 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM AEST Presented by A/Prof Frances Kay-Lambkin This webinar describes the challenges faced by families and friends of those struggling with addiction. It ... Read more
Image - Ice causes death in many ways, overdose is just one of them
Author: Professor Shane Darke Methamphetamine (usually colloquially referred to as “ice”) is a major public health problem in Australia. When we think of methamphetamine-related death, however, we... Read more
Image - National study highlights hidden causes of methamphetamine-related death
The number of methamphetamine-related deaths in Australia doubled between 2009 and 2015 with heart disease and violent suicide identified as prominent causes of death, a study from the National Drug... Read more
Image - NDARC videos help support pregnant women who use alcohol or other drugs
A series of videos to help health care professionals support pregnant women who use alcohol or other drugs has been developed by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC). The videos... Read more
Image - More Australians dying of accidental overdose of pharmaceutical opioids
Category: National Drug
The rate of accidental deaths due to opioids is increasing and has more than doubled among Australians aged 35 to 44 since 2007 with more than two-thirds of the deaths due to pharmaceutical opioids... Read more
Image - Inaugural Franklin Women mentoring program kicks off
The inaugural Franklin Women mentoring program was launched in June with 12 institutes and 54 mentor-mentee pairs coming together to commence a 6-month structured program.   UNSW Medicine is... Read more