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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
Image - Major changes in Australian drug use during 2021 says annual Drug Trends reports
The Drug Trends program at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at UNSW Sydney has released findings from annual surveys with hundreds of people who regularly use drugs in Australia... Read more
Image - Quit smoking medicine could help women during pregnancy says new study
Quit smoking medicine ‘varenicline’ was found to be three times more effective in helping pregnant women stop smoking than nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) patches in a first of its kind study.... Read more
Image - More harms for people who both inject and smoke methamphetamine, new study shows
People who inject methamphetamine are also smoking the drug, which may be leading to more health risks, violence, and crime, new study finds. Researchers from the National Drug and Alcohol Research... Read more
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