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Image - Cannabis-smoking teens less likely to complete education
UNSW-led research finds teens who smoke cannabis at least once a week are less likely to finish school, enrol in university or obtain a degree. Study challenges notion that cannabis use is less... Read more
Image - Professor Maree Teesson honoured with prestigious fellowship
Professor Maree Teesson has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia in recognition of her distinguished research career.  Professor Teesson, Director of the NHMRC... Read more
Image - The changing face of opioid dependence in Australia
Category: National Drug
One in five Australians in treatment for opioid dependence now being treated for pharmaceutical opioid dependence People in treatment less likely to inject; are older and more likely to live in... Read more
Image - Deaths and  disability from drugs and alcohol have soared worldwide shows Lancet paper
New figures published in international journal the Lancet today has shown deaths and  disability from drugs and alcohol have soared worldwide since 2000.    The paper from the Global Burden of... Read more
Image - Just one or two days in jail for ice users on probation can reduce crime and drug use says US professor at NDARC conference
- DIARY ALERT - Jail sentences as short as one to three days reduce crime, drug use and incarceration among ice users on probation, according to research to be presented at the National Drug and... Read more
Image - Dr Lexine Stapinski wins TheMHS Early Career Research Award
Congratulations to Dr Lexine Stapinski from the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use (CREMS) at NDARC, whose pioneering work in the prevention and treatment of... Read more
Image - Global life expectancy has risen by more than 6 years shows Lancet study
Global life expectancy has risen by more than six years since 1990 according to a new analysis of all major diseases and injuries in 188 countries co-authored by NDARC’s Professor Louisa Degenhardt,... Read more
Image - AOD treatment spending in Australia
Alcohol and other drug treatment spending in Australia amounted to $1.2 billion in 2012/2013. While this seems a lot of money, it is just under one per cent of health care spending in Australia.... Read more
Midnight basketball to tackle drug and alcohol problems in rural Indigenous communities
National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre PhD student Mieke Snijder recently gave an interview to ABC Riverina about a new project aimed to help decrease alcohol related injury and violence in... Read more
Image - Australians are overestimating meth use
Category: National Drug
Australians are completely in the dark when it comes to the scale of ice use in the country, according to a recent survey by the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC), based at... Read more