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The global harm reduction response – an assessment of the current situation, interventions and evaluation of specific programsStatus: Current
This project attempts to understand the global epidemiology of infectious disease among prisoners in all countries. It will also assess the level of availability and coverage of interventions from... Read more
The study will examine all cases of fatal stroke in Australia amongst young people (<45 years) over the period 2009-2016 to determine the role of psychostimulants in these events.
The Horizons Project: An empirical analysis of alcohol and drug treatment funding, purchasing and workforce mechanismsStatus: Current
Alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment is key for improving health and reducing the social impact of AOD use. However, the treatment itself is not the only variable that impacts on whether health... 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.
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
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
Exploration of partnerships between rural Aboriginal communities and researchers to prevent and treat drug and alcohol-related harms: Three examples in remote NSWStatus: Current
This project seeks to develop knowledge about effective models of partnership between rural Aboriginal communities and researchers across a range of community-led programs delivered from 2012-2016,... Read more
Substance use among pregnant women is a significant public health issue. A range of adverse effects have been noted including increased risk of miscarriage and still birth, reduction in fetal growth... Read more