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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
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Category: National Alcohol
Tasmanian families asked to participate in the Drinking and Teens Project Researchers from the University of Tasmania and the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) in Sydney are... Read more
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New study investigates impact of alcohol price on illicit drug taking A project designed to investigate the impact of alcohol pricing on young Australians’ drinking patterns and consumption of... Read more
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Category: National Alcohol
While Australian parents are less likely to drink at risky levels than the rest of the population, more than 700,000 Australian children live in households where parents engage in chronic heavy... Read more
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Category: National Drug
Australia is seeing an ageing population of ecstasy users who started using ecstasy in their youth and are still using as they reach their 40s, according to a report from the National Drug and... Read more
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Category: National Drug
Users are getting older; one in five have overdosed and polydrug use is common Australia’s injecting drug users are getting older and nearly one in five have overdosed in the past year, according... Read more
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Category: National Drug
Ecstasy, one of the most popular “recreational” drugs in Australia over the past two decades is becoming less popular with regular users, consistent with global trends, say the authors of a new... Read more
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Category: National Alcohol
A collaborative study into the range and magnitude of the harm caused by alcohol abuse on people other than the drinker has won the 2011 Excellence in Research award at the National Drug and... Read more
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Category: National Alcohol
Preventing harm from alcohol misuse hasn’t received as much attention as tobacco but lessons learned from regulating tobacco use can arguably be applied to alcohol, says Dr Courtney Breen in the... Read more
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The 2010 National Drug Strategy Household Survey has uncovered a slight increase in the use of illicit drugs among Australians, while levels of risky alcohol use remain unchanged. The study was... Read more