There has been very little evaluation of the effectiveness of strategies to assist GPs to manage chronic pain patients on prescription opioids, even high-risk patients.
Patterns of alcohol and drug use
In this study, we examine performance monitoring in detail in young heavy drinkers, using both behavioural and brain functional measures.
Heroin dependence is remarkably persistent, and in many cases it is a lifelong condition with a high mortality rate. Yet, the natural history of heroin dependence has rarely been studied.
2000 stories is a landmark longitudinal study of adolescent health and development. A group of 2,000 Year 9 Victorian students was selected in 1992 and have been regularly surveyed through secondary school and into adulthood.
The Drugs and New Technologies (DNeT) project aims to investigate substance availability on online drug marketplaces, as well as market characteristics and consumer activity.
This project examines the non-medical use of prescription stimulant drugs among Australian university students for cognitive enhancement purposes. It will, for the first time in Australia, comprehensively examine attitudes, prevalence, motivations, and patterns and consequences of use.
Limited research suggests a strong association between adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and substance use disorders (SUD), with adult ADHD over-represented among people with substance use problems (20-40% prevalence).
There has been a recent increase in the prescribing of pharmaceutical opioids to Chronic Non-Cancer Pain (CNCP) patients in Australia which has led to increasing professional and public concern about the use and harms that may be related to such use.