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Alcohol and other drug treatment funding, purchasing, and workforce: empirical analyses to inform policyStatus: Current
Ongoing reforms of alcohol and other drug treatment service systems at the federal and state levels have not been shaped by evidence. No Australian research to date has examined how treatment funding... Read more
The Australian National Advisory Council on Alcohol and Drugs (ANACAD) has funded NDARC to conduct a feasibility study for an early warning system (EWS) project, involving a data collection model... Read more
School-based prevention: A study into the benefits for young Australians of two drug prevention programsStatus: Current
The Climate and Preventure (CAP) study was initiated in 2011 by Nicola Newton, Maree Teesson, Tim Slade and Patricia Conrod as a school-based prevention initiative targeting alcohol and drug use. The... Read more
This project is an international collaboration to assess the nature and extent of health outcomes from drug cryptomarkets, globally and specifically for Australians.
Increasing the capacity of community pharmacy for screening, brief intervention and referral for treatment of pharmaceutical opioid use disordersStatus: Current
This translational research project will embed screening, brief intervention and referral into community pharmacy practice, in addition to establishing clear referral pathways with primary, secondary... Read more
Adding an electronic-cigarette to standard behavioural treatment for low-socioeconomic status smokers: A randomised trialStatus: Current
Smoking is a leading cause of preventable disease and death. Limited progress has occurred in reducing smoking rates over the past decade for the most disadvantaged Australians (2001 = 24%, 2013 = 21... Read more
The overall aim is to evaluate the efficacy of the Climate Schools: Healthy Lifestyles program, the first online program to simultaneously target the Big 6 risk factors among adolescents.
Cannabis remains one of the most commonly used psychoactive substances in the United States, and current epidemiological studies indicate broadening acceptability. This aim of this project is to... Read more
To reduce alcohol related harms, the World Health Organisation recommends regulating the sale and supply of alcohol, including limiting the number of premises selling alcohol as well as the hours... Read more
The use of alcohol and illicit drugs is a serious public health concern and entails considerable burden of disease. Recent estimates indicate that about 4.5% of the global burden of disease as... Read more