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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
Image - New report shows deaths related to GHB could have been prevented
GHB has gained popularity as an illicit recreational drug. A total of 74 GHB (Gamma hydroxybutyrate)-related deaths identified between 2000-2019 have been examined in a new report by the National... Read more
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The 2019 Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) and Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS) state reports are available now. The IDRS and EDRS are annual surveys conducted via interview with... Read more
Image - Registration now open for NDARC seminars in March
NDARC regularly hosts free seminars on a range of topics in the alcohol and other drug (AOD) sector and related fields. Presenters include both NDARC staff and national and international guests of... Read more
Image - Deaths caused by extramedical use of opioids preventable NDARC review finds
People who use opioids for extramedical reasons have significantly higher rates of mortality, much of which is preventable finds a new review by researchers from The National Drug and Alcohol... Read more
Image - Registration now open for NDARC seminars in February
NDARC regularly hosts free seminars on a range of topics in the alcohol and other drug (AOD) sector and related fields. Presenters include both NDARC staff and national and international guests of... Read more
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For the first time, researchers from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at UNSW Sydney have conducted a global review of the evidence on methamphetamine use and mental health. Led... Read more
Image - Ten emerging drug trends in 2019
The NDARC Drug Trends team has compiled the top ten emerging drug trends for 2019. These trends are identified from the 2019 Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS) interviews with people... Read more
Image - Illicit drugs and health service use: three lessons
You probably wouldn’t be surprised to hear that people who use heroin, methamphetamine or crack cocaine are heavy users of emergency departments. The daily challenges of using these drugs mean that... Read more