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.
Patterns of alcohol and drug use
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.
The Triple B study (Bumps, Babies and Beyond) is a large NHMRC-funded birth cohort study which examines the effects of substance use in pregnant women and their partners during the prenatal period on infant development and family functioning.
The aim of this project is to develop an online tool that enables cannabis users to roll a virtual joint or pack a virtual cone to the specific size and tobacco/cannabis ratio that generally applies to them. Once developed, the program will be validated by examining relationships between quantit