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Status: Current
New psychoactive drugs that mimic the effects of prohibited drugs are increasingly available in Australia, and there is mounting evidence of their harmful health effects. This research examines the... Read more
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Tags: alcohol Status: Current
Globally, harmful alcohol use continues to be a major modifiable contributor to the burden of disease. In 2004/5, alcohol accounted for 27% (=$15.3 billion) of the Australian social costs of drug... Read more
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Tags: pharmaceutical opioids Status: Current
This research project seeks to examine the patterns and costs of Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme-subsidised opioid use, including extra-medical use, in the Australian population. 
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Tags: cannabis, law enforcement, policy Status: Current
The state of cannabis legalisation varies between countries and there has been a recent increase in those which legalise medicinal cannabis use and regulate its use and production for recreational... Read more
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Tags: remote, Treatment, prevention, evaluation Status: Current
The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) have been invited to work with 5 remote NSW communities to retrospectively evaluate a suite of interventions aimed at prevention of drug and... Read more
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Tags: opioids, opioid substitution therapy Status: Current
We will identify a population cohort of people who use opioids, examine hospitalisations and emergency department visits in this group and determine the impacts of opioid substitution therapy on... Read more
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Tags: cannabis, policy, decriminalisation Status: Current
The main aim of this cross-cultural comparative study of marijuana markets in Australia, United States (Florida) and the Czech Republic is to improve knowledge of what impacts different legal regimes... Read more
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Tags: steroids, Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs (PIEDs) Status: Current
This project aims to describe patterns of AAS and PIEDs use; where people are sourcing them from and why; users' experience of harms; and users' utilisation of health services. 
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Status: Current
Drug use can lead to significant financial, psychological, physical health and social consequences for family members. Despite this, previous economic assessments of drug use interventions have not... Read more
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Status: Current
This project will provide crucial new data on the nature and trajectories of Pharmaceutical Opioid (PO) use through the study and follow-up of two very different and yet extremely important groups of... Read more