The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) project provides comprehensive and comparable data on mortality and loss of health due to diseases, injuries and risk factors for all regions of the world.
Patterns of alcohol and drug use
Alcohol consumption is strongly linked to premature mortality. This study aims to characterise sudden or unnatural deaths with very high range blood alcohol concentrations that presented to the Department of Forensic Medicine in Sydney between 1997-2011.
There is little detailed information about the Australian cannabis market, including the chemical characteristics of the locally available cannabis product.
Over three million Australians have a lifetime alcohol use disorder and one in five will have co-occurring major depression in the last year.
Adolescence is a critical period for brain development, with active rewiring of circuitry that is necessary in successful development of “adult” adaptive patterns of behaviour, such as the frontal lobe and its connections.
The Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) is a national illicit drug monitoring system intended to identify emerging trends of local and national concern in illicit drug markets.
The Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS) is a national monitoring system for ecstasy and related drugs that is intended to identify emerging trends of local and national interest in the markets for these drugs.
This study compared the cognitive performance of opioid maintainance clients, abstinent ex-users of opioids, and healthy, non-heroin using controls.
Alcohol consumption is strongly associated with premature mortality. The current study aimed to determine the strength of association between national per capita alcohol consumption with homicide and suicide rates in Australia across the period 1979-2009.