Substance use among pregnant women is a significant public health issue. A range of adverse effects have been noted including increased risk of miscarriage and still birth, reduction in fetal growth, birth defects, developmental delay, growth retardation and neurological abnormalities.
Treatment and Intervention
This project will review the evidence for the medicinal use of cannabis and cannabinoid products for a number of key medical conditions.
The monograph is an outcome of the Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs (IGCD) Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Working Party.
The purpose of this project was to summarise what is known internationally, nationally and in NSW about unmet need and unmet demand for OTP in NSW and provide some initial estimates for NSW.
Substance use amongst adolescents (those in the age group of 10-19) is an important public health issue in many countries of the region.
Australian surveys of those with cannabis use disorder (CUD) reveal that general medical practitioners (GPs) are the preferred source of treatment as they are seen as trust worthy and confidential.
With NSW having the largest GLBT community in Australia, it is important that responses to the problems faced by these populations (including a higher risk of drug use and mental health problems) are informed by research evidence.
The Northern Territory prison population comprises 92% Indigenous Australians and 88% smokers. The NT prison-smoking ban creates a population-wide abstinence. We aim to extend this period of abstinence into the community.
The IDAT Program, established under the Drug and Alcohol Treatment Act 2007 of New South Wales, aims to “provide short-term care, with an involuntary supervised withdrawal component, to protect the health and safety of people with severe substance dependence who have experienced, or are at risk o