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Image - Growing traffic and scams drive downtime and instability across dark web drug marketplaces
Large drug marketplaces on the dark web cannot keep up with high traffic following the disappearance of their competitors through scams and security concerns, new research by NDARC reveals. The... Read more
Image - Young Australians are drinking a lot less while older Australians are drinking more
Category: National Alcohol
It’s official. Australians are drinking less and the under thirties are driving the fall, according to new research from the University of New South Wales, La Trobe University and the Burnet... Read more
Image - Future doctors gain insight into drug and alcohol research
Category: Internal NDARC
A number of research projects in substance use and mental health topics ranging from treatment for opioid dependence to brain training to prevent mental illness and substance use in adolescents;... Read more
Image - A/Prof Katherine Mills a rising star set to change our world
Category: Internal NDARC
Associate Professor Katherine Mills from The Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use was named one of 20 UNSW 'rising stars who will change our world'. The rising stars... Read more
Image - Alcohol, drug treatment woefully under-resourced
Australia needs to double its investment in alcohol and drug resources to meet unmet treatment needs, according to the authors of an editorial published today in the Medical Journal of Australia. “... Read more
Image - Numbers of young meth users are on the rise
Category: National Drug
There has been a consistent rise in the number of regular and dependent users since 2010 The number of regular users has almost tripled from 90,000 in 2009/2010 to 268,000 in 2013-2014 These... Read more
Image - Lancet review of substance use in young people highlights burden of alcohol among Australian teens; need for more research evidence to tackle the issue
A major global review of substance use in young people, published last week in the journal Lancet Psychiatry, confirms that adolescence is a critical period for developing substance use related... Read more
Image - Recreational drug use high, but dependency low among gay and bi men in Australia
Results from the largest study of legal and illicit drug use among gay and bisexual men  in Australia suggest recreational drug use is common but dependency is low.      The report published by the... Read more
Image - NDARC Director Michael Farrell named one of 60 inaugural PLuS Alliance Fellows as leading universities partner to tackle global challenges
Category: Internal NDARC
UNSW, King’s College London and Arizona State University launched of the PLuS (Phoenix London Sydney) Alliance, a research network determined to work together to help solve global challenges. NDARC’s... Read more
Image - Use of opioid painkillers increases fourfold in Australia in 10 years while most of the world lacks access to basic painrelief – Lancet report
Category: International Drug
Use of common opioid painkillers such as codeine, morphine and oxycodone has more than quadrupled in Australia over the past decade and doubled worldwide over the same period a report published... Read more