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In the news 2018

NDARC is regularly approached by media outlets to provide an evidence-based perspective on drug and alcohol issues. In addition, NDARC researchers disseminate key findings to the general public via the media.

Below is a selection of recent media coverage.


Web opens new world of drugs for kids (24 February 2018)
Weekend Australian

Hooked for 30 years: the changing faces of Australia's drug misuse (28 January 2018)
The Sydney Morning Herald



Teen Drinkers More Likely to be Drink Driver and Have Alcohol Problems as Adults (18 July 2018)
Hope 103.2

Regular teen drinking appears to lead to alcohol problems later in life (16 July 2018)
ABC RN Health Report

Should the legal drinking age be raised? (11 July 2018)
ABC RN Drive

Does methamphetamine use increase your risk of developing Parkinson's disease? (9 July 2018)
ABC RN Health Report

The Science of Pain (1 March 2018)
Trust Me, I’m An Expert podcast

Reaching out to young Australians drinking to cope with anxiety (22 February 2018)
ABC Radio South Australia

Seven teenage boys were taken to hospital yesterday on the Gold Coast with suspected drug overdoses (22 February 2018)
ABC Radio Sydney

Cryptomarkets and the economics of the dark net (1 February 2018)
ABC Radio National

The end of over-the-counter codeine (29 January 2018)
The Health Report

Maree Teesson recognised for work in treatment of substance use disorders (26 January 2018)
ABC Radio Sydney

OxyContin: Tamper-resistant pain killers do little to curb opioid abuse in Australia (12 January 2018)
ABC Radio Australia

The introduction of tamper-resistant opioid tablets does not have an effect on rates of opioid use or harms at a population level, according to a new study led by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at UNSW Sydney (12 January 2018)

Online program reaching out to young Australians drinking to cope with anxiety (5 January 2018)
ABC Radio Australia

A year without alcohol: Is teetotalling becoming a national trend? (4 January 2018)
ABC News Radio



Alcohol Consumption Among Women Is on the Rise (18 July 2018)

Australian Study Finds Cannabis Does Little for Pain (9 July 2018)
Pain News Network

Weed smokers, marijuana is not effective in reducing chronic pain (7 July 2018)
Hindustan Times

No strong evidence showing cannabis reduces chronic pain — Researchers (6 July 2018)

No Strong Evidence That Medical Marijuana Reduces Chronic Pain: Study (6 July 2018)
Tech Times

Why medicinal cannabis shares have been smoked this week (6 July 2018)
The Motley Fool

Is Cannabis Really the Best Way to Treat Chronic Pain? (5 July 2018)
Psychology Today

New study doubts effectiveness of cannabis as pain relief, but doctor doubts effectiveness of study (4 July 2018)

Cannabis is no relief for chronic pain: study (4 July 2018)
Medical Republic

Controversial Australian study finds no evidence that cannabis helps chronic pain (4 July 2018)
New Atlas

In major study, cannabis shows no benefit for chronic pain (3 July 2018)
The Sydney Morning Herald

Pain control: “no evidence” cannabis improves outcomes (3 July 2018)

Cannabis does not reduce chronic pain, major study finds (3 July 2018)
Tripe J Hack

Australian researchers find no evidence that cannabis helps with chronic pain (3 July 2018)
Business Insider UK

Major study reveals cannabis is not a miracle pain reliever (3 July 2018)
New York Post

Cannabis Compounds Reduce Epileptic Seizure Frequency In Children And Teenagers (8 March 2018)

Prescription drug-induced deaths kill more than illicit drugs as face of Australian addiction is transformed (23 February 2018)

Letting teens imbibe a little to teach responsible drinking seems to backfire, study finds (19 February 2018)
The Washington Post

Fine line between relief and craving in opioid war (14 February 2018)
The Australian

Mental health and drug and alcohol treatment innovator honoured (1 February 2018)
The Daily Telegraph

Tamper-proof opioids: a failed saviour (12 January 2018)
Medical Republic