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Image - Injectable opioid treatment – an important option for a minority of people who use drugs
Opioid agonist therapy (OAT) is an effective treatment for opioid addiction, including drugs such as heroin, oxycodone and fentanyl. It involves taking a regular dose of opioid medicines such as... Read more
Image - Decline in reported availability of methamphetamine and heroin during COVID-19 restrictions
The Drug Trends program at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at UNSW Sydney has released reports on findings from annual surveys with hundreds of people who regularly use drugs in... Read more
Image - Problematic opioid behaviours associated with pre-existing risk factors rather than opioid dosage alone, says new report
Problematic opioid behaviours in people with chronic pain, including opioid dependence, are associated with patient risk factors like younger age, substance dependence and mental health histories... Read more
NDARC Awards
NDARC has acknowledged the outstanding work of its staff and students in the 2020 NDARC Awards. The awards recognise the achievements of staff and students across all levels of NDARC. The ceremony... Read more
Image - NSW Drug Court reduces risk of reconviction in the long term, new research finds
Treating drug related offenders is far more effective than sending them to prison according to new research conducted jointly by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) and the... Read more
Image - People who are dependent on opioids have a 15-year gap in life expectancy
The life expectancy of people in New South Wales (NSW) dependent on opioids is approximately 65, a deficit of about 15 years, finds a new report. Mortality rates in a cohort of people who had at... Read more
Image - Change in drug law saves criminal justice system $300,000 in six months but could have been more
The State Government saved more than $300,000 in six months when it started issuing infringement notices for drug possession instead of prosecuting drug users in the court, a new report has found.... Read more
Image - Preventable injecting-related injuries and diseases reported by many people who inject drugs
One-third (34 per cent) of a sample of people who inject drugs (PWID), reported non-viral injecting related injuries and diseases (IRID), which could be prevented. In a new report by researchers at... Read more
Applications are now open for NDARC higher degree (HDR) scholarships (PhD, MRes and MPhil), commencing term one 2021. NDARC is offering scholarships to students who wish to undertake higher degree... Read more
Image - International Overdose Day: Remembering and preventing lives lost from drug overdose
On International Overdose Awareness Day on Monday, 31 August, it is important to raise awareness and acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends of those who have died or sustained a permanent... Read more