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Category: International Drug
**Embargo: 09:01 AM [AEST], Thursday 29 August, 2013** UK, USA, South Africa, and Australia all had notably high overall burdens of death and illness due to illicit drug use. Death and... Read more
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The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) has today published findings from a new research stream dedicated to tracking the internet’s increasing role in the supply of illicit drugs and... Read more
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Category: National Alcohol
The majority of adolescents who binge drink continue to drink heavily in their 20s, a landmark Australian study has found. The study of 2,000 teenagers who were followed for 15 years from 1992 found... Read more
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Category: National Drug
The first systematic analysis of the potency of Australian cannabis has found high levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the main psychoactive component of the drug – in samples confiscated by... Read more
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Category: National Drug
Use of ice (crystal methamphetamine) by injecting drug users in Australia continued to climb in 2012, according to research on emerging drug trends by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (... Read more
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Category: National Alcohol
A community-initiated binge drinking awareness campaign in Indigenous communities is working, according to new results released this week by researchers at the National Drug and Alcohol Research... Read more
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Prescriptions of a powerful prescription painkiller, fentanyl, which is 100 times the strength of morphine, have increased more than fivefold in Australia over the five years to 2011 and have been... Read more
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NDARC is a collaborator on the MISHA project, an integrated program led by Mission Australia that provides long term stable accommodation and a holistic service delivery approach to homeless men.... Read more
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Category: National Drug
The Federal Government has committed $5 million to the establishment of a national real-time reporting (RTR) system for the prescription of Schedule 8 drugs, but experts advise that the scheme needs... Read more
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This media release was first published by South Pacific Private. Experts warn on closing of gender gap in alcohol use and abuse Male and female rates of substance use disorders converging in 12... Read more