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Landmark Australian study shows people with substance use issues can be successfully treated for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 350,000 Australians have comorbid PTSD and substance misuse... Read more
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has announced the appointment of NDARC’s deputy director, Associate Professor Anthony Shakeshaft, to the NHMRC Council. A/Prof Shakeshaft will... Read more
Category: National Drug
The Minister for Health, Michelle O'Byrne, today released a world-leading review aimed at ensuring safer prescribing and use of opioids in the treatment of chronic pain in Tasmania. Ms O'Byrne said... Read more
NDARC’s Dr Katherine Mills this week discussed a new treatment approach for people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and a substance use disorder on ABC Radio's Life Matters program.... Read more
We haven’t yet seen the spike in emerging psychoactive substances in Australia that we have seen in the UK, but we need to be very cautious, warns NDARC's Dr Lucy Burns. It is not clear yet what the... Read more
Category: National Alcohol
The recent death of teenager Thomas Kelly in Sydney's King's Cross has reignited debate on the extent of drug and alcohol use in Australia and its effects. NDARC deputy director A/Prof. Anthony... Read more
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NDARC will mark 2012 Drug Action Week with participation in a community forum on ‘Alcohol, Young People and the Community’. Associate Professor Anthony Shakeshaft will be among a panel of experts... Read more
Category: National Drug
More than half of the Australian population agree that possession and use of cannabis, ecstasy, heroin and methamphetamine should be decriminalised and only result in minor penalties, data from the... Read more
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Nearly two in every five emergency department (ED) patients in rural areas of Australia drink alcohol at risky levels, a new study has found. Published in the latest issue of Emergency Medicine... Read more
The Australian health system must brace itself for an increase in ageing heroin users, warns NDARC’s Professor Shane Darke. While the average age of death of a typical heroin user is early... Read more