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Category: National Drug
Oxycodone prescriptions in Australia have increased markedly in the past decade and now supplant prescriptions for morphine, according to research published in the latest Medical Journal of... Read more
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Category: National Alcohol
The price and taxation of alcohol in Australia, and a family-based alcohol intervention strategy for Aboriginal communities, were the subjects explored by the winning posters at this year’s... Read more
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Category: National Alcohol
New study finds more than one in five Australians abuses alcohol – one of the highest rates in the world; four out of five with alcohol disorders go untreated; young men still most at risk. More... Read more
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Category: International Drug
A joint Australian/UK study published this month in the British Journal of Criminology has shown that decriminalisation of all drug use in Portugal did not lead to increases in drug-related harms... Read more
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Category: International Drug
Posters featuring global estimates of HIV and injecting drug use and intervention coverage, using data prepared by NDARC researchers on behalf of the UN Reference Group, have won a prestigious... Read more
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Category: International Drug
Landmark study on HIV prevention for injecting drug users appears in The Lancet The provision of HIV prevention services for injecting drug users, essential to contain the spread of HIV, is... Read more
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Homeless men suffer Post Traumatic Stress Disorder at 20 times the level of the general male population while males who are roughsleepers or in crisis accommodation have spent an average of four... Read more
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Category: National Drug
Strategies to reduce hepatitis C rates among prisoners in Australia are failing, with a new Australian study finding that a third of injecting drug users contract the disease while in prison. The... Read more
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Category: National Drug
The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) today welcomed the decision by the NSW Government to recognise the Kings Cross Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC) as a permanent... Read more
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Category: National Drug
Media reports on illicit drugs “reduce acceptability and increase perception of risk” among young people, study finds Mainstream media reporting is far more likely to deter young people from... Read more