Patterns of alcohol and drug use

The toxicology of heroin-related death: estimating survival times

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The rapidity of overdose and death is of major clinical importance. Essentially, is there time to intervene, or are such deaths typically so rapid as to preclude meaningful intervention? The presence of 6-monoacetly-morphine (6MAM) is indicative of a rapid death following heroin administration.

Project Status: 
Completed

Toward a comprehensive picture of the epidemiology of alcohol and illicit drug use disorders: Novel analyses of the World Health Organization’s World Mental Health Surveys

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In this study, we will undertake detailed analyses of the largest cross-national epidemiologic study of mental and substance use disorders ever conducted. The WHO World Mental Health Survey (WMHS) initiative is a massive, unique endeavour.

Project Status: 
Current

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