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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
Category: Internal NDARC
The outstanding work of three NDARC staff members was recognised this week at an in-house awards event attended by the entire Centre. The NDARC Awards, held annually, recognise the achievements... Read more
We are delighted to announce registrations for the NDARC Research Symposium are now open. The theme of this year's symposium is Celebrating 25 Years of Drug and Alcohol Research: Scoping the... Read more
Public lecture: “Generation Bulletproof – are we losing our young people to alcohol and drugs?” at UNSW Thursday 26 April, 2012 Are young people really drinking more than ever before and what can... Read more