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Treatment and Intervention

Toward a comprehensive picture of the epidemiology of alcohol and illicit drug use disorders: Novel analyses of the World Health Organization’s World Mental Health Surveys

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In this study, we will undertake detailed analyses of the largest cross-national epidemiologic study of mental and substance use disorders ever conducted. The WHO World Mental Health Survey (WMHS) initiative is a massive, unique endeavour.

Project Status: 
Current

Development and evaluation of an information kit on opioid substitution treatment: Translating research into policy

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The evidence of methadone maintenance treatment's (MMT) impact on reducing crime and other harms is overwhelming, yet its implementation is limited in the community and in prison.

Project Status: 
Completed

Opioid substitution therapy among chronic pain patients dependent on opioid medications: Current utilisation, barriers and opportunities

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This study examines the utilisation of opioid substitution therapy among a large community sample of chronic non-cancer pain patients receiving long-term opioid substitution therapy (OST).

Project Status: 
Current

Reducing tobacco smoking among low-SES smokers: A RCT to improve adherence with treatment, smoking cessation and health economic outcomes

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Smoking cessation rates need to improve among low-socioeconomic status (low-SES) Australians if we are to reach a key national target as the health country:  ≤ 9% smoking by 2020 .  Recent (2013) National Drug Strategy Household Survey data show that persons from disadvantaged areas are three