Heroin dependence is a chronic relapsing condition, associated with high levels of psychopathology. On entry to treatment approximately one quarter of heroin users meet criteria for Major Depression (MD), and this comorbidity has been linked to poorer treatment outcomes.
Treatment and Intervention
This PhD project will examine untreated remission from alcohol problems. This will involve understanding the way in which those with alcohol problems engage in ‘spontaneous remission’ or ‘natural recovery’ outside the treatment setting.
This project will used linked administrative data to understand risk for mortality and other adverse outcomes during and after opioid agonist treatment (OAT). It will use standard biostatistical approaches and sophisticated machine learning techniques.
In 2014 the Australian Government Department of Health funded the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use, NDARC, to develop “Guidelines on the management of co-occurring alcohol and other drug a
This project aims to conduct a scoping exercise to evaluate the support needs of healthcare providers in the Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Network (CESPHN) in working with co-occurring mental health and alcohol and other drug (AOD) issues among their patients, with a view to pro
In 2014 the Australian Government Department of Health funded the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use, NDARC, to develop an evidence-based website and online training program to facilitate the translation and online dissemination of the “
The University of New South Wales is conducting an online survey of individuals who have lived experience with mental health problems and alcohol or other drug use.
It is estimated that 80% of adolescents have experienced at least one traumatic event and one in seven suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
This project attempts to understand the global epidemiology of infectious disease among prisoners in all countries.