This project will conduct the first randomised controlled trial of an internet delivered treatment for comorbid depression and binge drinking in young people aged 18-30 years, augmented with social networking support.
The Central Australian Youth Link Up Service (CAYLUS) supports community initiatives aimed at reducing the supply of, demand for, and harms associated with substance misuse among young people across Central Australia.
Substance use disorders (SUD) and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are chronic, debilitating disorders that frequently co-occur (SUD+PTSD).
The Australian Government Department of Health has identified the need for an illicit drugs resource package for teachers and parents. The resources will be available online as well as in hard copy.
Deficits in behavioural inhibitory control are attracting increasing attention as a factor behind the development and maintenance of substance dependence. However, evidence for such a deficit is varied in the literature.
More than one quarter of Australian teenagers put themselves at risk of short-term alcohol-related harm at least once a month and 17% use an illicit drug at least once a year. As such, the need for prevention is clear.
Drug dependence is a chronic relapsing condition, associated with high levels of psychopathology.
Providing young people with accurate, up-to-date information and support is the best way to prevent the harms associated with drug and alcohol use. The Department of Health identified the need for an online portal to help school communities access evidence-based information and drug prevention p
Epidemiological studies have consistently indicated that the prevalence of depression decreases with increasing age. Researchers have debated whether this finding is a real age-dependent decline or an artefact of sampling and assessment.