The Central Australian Youth Link Up Service (CAYLUS) supports community initiatives aimed at reducing the supply of, demand for, and harms associated with substance misuse among young people across Central Australia.
Prevention and early intervention
Substance use disorders (SUD) and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are chronic, debilitating disorders that frequently co-occur (SUD+PTSD).
This study will use a highly innovative approach to pool data from four large and long-running Australasian cohort studies to better understand the developmental precursors and psychosocial consequences of teen drinking behaviours.
The Australian Government Department of Health has identified the need for an illicit drugs resource package for teachers and parents. The resources will be available online as well as in hard copy.
This study was the first of its kind to use integrative data analyses – a highly innovative approach – to pool data from four large and long-running Australasian cohort studies to better understand the link between cannabis use and later-life outcomes.
This project involves the development of a resource for the identification, management and, if appropriate, referral of women who are pregnant and have a substance misuse problem.
The Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health Systems Improvement (CREMSI) was funded in 2012 by the National Health and Medical Research Council and is led by the University of Queensland.
More than one quarter of Australian teenagers put themselves at risk of short-term alcohol-related harm at least once a month and 17% use an illicit drug at least once a year. As such, the need for prevention is clear.
Parents can positively influence their children's alcohol use. One strategy they use is to provide their children with alcohol, believing it is the best way to teach their children how to drink responsibly. The impact of parental supply is not well understood and may be unintentionally harmful.