There are growing efforts by pharmaceutical companies to develop opioid formulations that are less prone to misuse (particularly injection), dependence and diversion to illicit markets.
Patterns of alcohol and drug use
This project forms the basis of Lucy Albertella’s PhD. It is a longitudinal study of cannabis use, schizotypy and attentional inhibition in a sample of 14-24 year olds.
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
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a significant risk factor for the development of substance use disorders (SUD) in adolescence and adulthood, and ADHD complicates the course and treatment of SUD.
This study aimed to provide novel data on Australian fatalities involving steroids.
Alcohol-related harms contribute substantially to the burden of disease in Australia, with a wide range of acute and chronic consequences associated with alcohol consumption.
This project builds on research by Professor Donald Tashkin (University of California) to further extend the message on respiratory cannabis-related harms.
Individuals often report using cannabis to sleep, experiencing sleep problems as a symptom of withdrawal, and relapsing due to sleep problems.
Workplace substance use incurs substantial costs to society and employers through decreased workplace productivity as well as increased employee turnover, absenteeism and worker stress.