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Status: Current
Prescription opioids have an important role to play in providing relief of acute pain and in treating opioid dependence. Their role in chronic pain is more limited and controversial. Nevertheless,... Read more
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Status: Current
Ecstasy is one of the few drugs that has become more prominent within the Australian community, particularly among young people. A recent Australian study indicated that one fifth of ecstasy users... Read more
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Status: Current
Prevalence rates of mental disorders among homeless persons typically exceed general population estimates. Despite the high level of need in the homeless population, access to appropriate services is... Read more
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Tags: opioid pharmacotherapy treatment (OPT), depression Status: Completed
Heroin dependence is a chronic relapsing condition, associated with high levels of psychopathology. On entry to treatment approximately one quarter of heroin users meet criteria for Major Depression... Read more
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Status: Completed
In 2016 the ACT committed to scoping and designing a Drug and Alcohol Court (DAC). The evidence-base indicates that drug and alcohol courts may have many benefits for participants and governments... Read more
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Tags: prison, harm reduction, opioid pharmacotherapy treatment (OPT) Status: Completed
The Australian National Council on Drugs (ANCD) has requested a review of the prevalence of alcohol and/or drug use problems among prisoners and the range and availability of supply, demand and harm... Read more
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Status: Completed
The practices of diversion and misuse of pharmaceutical stimulants give serious cause for concern due to their potential to increase the risk of drug toxicity, dependence, and serious adverse health... Read more
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Tags: alcohol Status: Completed
The monograph is an outcome of the Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs (IGCD) Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Working Party. The Working Party was first established in 2006, at the request of... Read more
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Tags: cannabis, Treatment Status: Completed
Australian surveys of those with cannabis use disorder (CUD) reveal that general medical practitioners (GPs) are the preferred source of treatment as they are seen as trust worthy and confidential. A... Read more
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Tags: youth Status: Completed
Substance use amongst adolescents (those in the age group of 10-19) is an important public health issue in many countries of the region. For effective program development and support, it is necessary... Read more