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Image - More than $4.37 million in grants to help NDARC develop cost effective approaches to problems of smoking; alcohol dependence; and chronic pain
A clinical trial of a novel smoking cessation pharmacotherapy; a study to identify risk factors for alcohol dependence in young people; an evaluation of the cost benefits of treatment for chronic non... Read more
Image - Understanding the effects of codeine sales restrictions
NDARC is part of a new research project led by the University of Tasmania seeking to understand how codeine sales restrictions will affect codeine consumers and health professionals. In August this... Read more
Image - Applications now open for NDARC PhD Scholarships 2016
NDARC PhD Scholarship Commencing Semester 1, 2016 The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) is offering at least one PhD scholarship to carry out innovative research on drug or alcohol... Read more
Image - Ice use increases by six per cent among people who inject drugs but remains stable among ecstasy users
Ice use increases by six per cent among people who inject drugs but remains stable among ecstasy users 67 per cent of people who inject drugs (PWID) used crystal methamphetamine in 2015 compared... Read more
Image - New NDARC resource provides heroin dependence treatment information
A new information kit developed by researchers at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at UNSW provides a step by step guide to the evidence for medically assisted treatment for heroin... Read more
Image - NDARC Symposium presentations available online
The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) held another successful Annual Research Symposium on 15 September in Sydney. Entitled Emerging problems in drug and alcohol use: Current problems... Read more
Image - Mental Health Research award for Cath Chapman and Tim Slade
Congratulations to Dr Cath Chapman and Associate Professor Tim Slade from the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use at NDARC, who have been awarded the 2015 NSW... Read more
Image - Codeine related deaths doubled between 2000 and 2009
The rate of codeine-related deaths in Australia more than doubled between 2000 and 2009, driven primarily by an increase in accidental overdoses, according to new research by the National Drug and... Read more
Image - New codeine fact sheet on NDARC website
A new fact sheet about codeine is now available on the NDARC website. Codeine is an ingredient contained in a number of prescription and over the counter pain medicines. Codeine is considered a ‘weak... Read more
Image - Buprenorphine reduces mortality risk in first four weeks of treatment
Opioid-dependent patients are five times more likely to die in the first four weeks of treatment if they are prescribed methadone rather than the alternative treatment, buprenorphine, a study by UNSW... Read more