Patterns of alcohol and drug use

Opioid substitution therapy among chronic pain patients dependent on opioid medications: Current utilisation, barriers and opportunities

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This study examines the utilisation of opioid substitution therapy among a large community sample of chronic non-cancer pain patients receiving long-term opioid substitution therapy (OST).

Project Status: 
Current

The impact of opioid substitution therapy on hospitalisation and emergency department presentations of people with opioid use disorders

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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 hospitalisation and emergency department visits.

Project Status: 
Current

Understanding the health and service needs of diverse populations of pharmaceutical opioid users: Cohort studies of dependent users in treatment, and people who inject drugs

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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 pharmaceutical opioid users: those attending treatment services for PO dependence, and people who

Project Status: 
Current

Investigating the relationships between cannabis and other drug use, mental health, early-life factors and life-course outcomes: integrative analyses of data from four Australasian cohort studies

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This study was the first of its kind to use integrative data analyses – a highly innovative approach – to pool data from four large and long-running Australasian cohort studies to better understand the link between cannabis use and later-life outcomes.

Project Status: 
Completed