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.
The current program of research seeks to investigate new and emerging statistical models to develop accurate and efficient diagnostic instruments that measure the latent relationship between internalising (eg. depression, anxiety), externalising (eg.
Men have traditionally reported higher rates of alcohol and other substance use than women, however there is emerging evidence that women’s levels of substance use may be ‘catching up’ to men’s. This study involves a comprehensive review of the international literature to assess if there is evid
This project focuses on a common clinical problem that causes substantial functional, economic, and health impacts; comorbid depression and alcohol use. These conditions are under-treated and peak in young adulthood.
The use of ecstasy is a public health problem and is associated with a range of social costs and harms. Recently, there has been growing concern about the misuse of new psychoactive substances (NPS) designed to mimic the effects of illicit drugs, including ecstasy.