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Image - People who are dependent on opioids have a 15-year gap in life expectancy
The life expectancy of people in New South Wales (NSW) dependent on opioids is approximately 65, a deficit of about 15 years, finds a new report. Mortality rates in a cohort of people who had at... Read more
Image - Change in drug law saves criminal justice system $300,000 in six months but could have been more
The State Government saved more than $300,000 in six months when it started issuing infringement notices for drug possession instead of prosecuting drug users in the court, a new report has found.... Read more
Image - Preventable injecting-related injuries and diseases reported by many people who inject drugs
One-third (34 per cent) of a sample of people who inject drugs (PWID), reported non-viral injecting related injuries and diseases (IRID), which could be prevented. In a new report by researchers at... Read more
Applications are now open for NDARC higher degree (HDR) scholarships (PhD, MRes and MPhil), commencing term one 2021. NDARC is offering scholarships to students who wish to undertake higher degree... Read more
Image - International Overdose Day: Remembering and preventing lives lost from drug overdose
On International Overdose Awareness Day on Monday, 31 August, it is important to raise awareness and acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends of those who have died or sustained a permanent... Read more
Congratulations to the four successful applicants in the 2020 round of UNSW Medicine Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction Theme and SPHERE Clinical Academic Group (CAG) Collaborative Research... Read more
Alexandra Aiken
A new report by researchers at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), UNSW Sydney found no evidence that parental supply of alcohol to adolescents has a protective effect to avoid... Read more
Image - New standard set of outcomes to measure and improve care for disorders related to substance use and addictive behaviours
Director of the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at UNSW Sydney, Professor Michael Farrell chaired a project team of leading researchers, practitioners, and lived experience... Read more
Image - Leading organisations unite to discuss COVID-19 impact on hepatitis C elimination in Australia on World Hepatitis Day
Australia’s leading drug and infectious disease organisations will join forces to call for a re-engagement in elimination of hepatitis C in an online event on World Hepatitis Day, Tuesday, 28 July... Read more
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There’s no question COVID-19 has changed many aspects of our lives. As drug researchers, we are interested in how the pandemic has affected illicit drug use in Australia. Our two new surveys of... Read more