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Image - Alcohol adverts may be in breach of advertising code, study finds
A study of young drinkers’ responses to alcohol advertising has found that not only are current advertisements highly appealing to young people, they appear to use actors under the age of 25 – in... Read more
Image - New email newsletter shares news and research findings from Drug Trends
A new email newsletter will share news and research findings from the Drug Trends Team at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at UNSW Sydney. The free newsletter covers the latest... Read more
Image - 2018 NDARC Seminar Series
The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at UNSW Sydney regularly host free seminars on a range of topics in the alcohol and other drug (AOD) field. Presenters include both NDARC staff... Read more
Image - Fact check: Will the move to make codeine prescription-only save 100 lives a year?
RMIT ABC Fact Check spoke to NDARC experts, Professor Michael Farrell and Amanda Roxburgh about the claim that up to 100 lives a year could be saved by making over-the-counter codeine products... Read more
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New South Wales (NSW) smokers who want to quit are being recruited to take part in a world first trial comparing two smoking cessation medications – a natural plant extract, cytisine, and the... Read more
Connections March 2018
NDARC collaborates with the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) and National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) to publish Drug and Alcohol Research Connections. The free... Read more
Image - Cannabis compound may help curb frequency of epileptic seizures in rare and serious forms of the condition
Evidence to date confined to children/teens and rare and serious forms of the condition Cannabidiol (CBD) was more effective than a dummy (placebo) drug at cutting seizure frequency by 50... Read more
Image - Drinking in pregnancy and infant development: New findings from large Australian cohort
An Australian Rotary Health and NHMRC funded study published recently has reported that there was no harmful effect of low-level alcohol use by mothers during pregnancy on infants’ cognitive ability... Read more
Image - No rationale for parents to give alcohol to underage teens: Professor Richard Mattick tells The Washington Post
NDARC’s Professor Richard Mattick spoke to The Washington Post about a prospective cohort study that found there is no evidence to support the practice of parents providing alcohol to their teenagers... Read more
Image - Positive stories to help develop drug and alcohol prevention program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are being asked to share their stories as part of a new project to develop a culturally inclusive school-based drug and alcohol prevention program. The... Read more