Treatment and Intervention

Evaluation of the inner city youth at risk project and the inner city assertive outreach service.

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The traditional response of the human service system to the needs of homeless people experiencing mental health conditions involves specialist homelessness, drug and alcohol, and mental health services providing support in a largely autonomous fashion.

Project Status: 
Completed

The effects of cognitive-behavioural therapy on methamphetamine use among women in methadone therapy in Tehran

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Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) can prevent heroin use among women but regular methamphetamine use has no pharmacological treatment and could result in treatment failure. This study aims to identify whether brief cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is effec

Project Status: 
Current

A double blind, randomised, placebo controlled trial of Sativex® for the management of cannabis withdrawal

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Treatment admissions for cannabis use disorders have risen considerably over the last few years, globally and within Australia. There is currently no effective pharmacotherapy for cannabis dependence, and very low abstinence rates reported from psychotherapy alone.

Project Status: 
Completed

The feasibility and effectiveness of a family-based intervention for Indigenous Australians with alcohol dependence.

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Indigenous Australians experience a disproportionately high burden of alcohol-related harm relative to non-Indigenous Australians. These alcohol-related harms are typically cumulative, extending beyond the individual to the family and community.

Project Status: 
Current

Randomised controlled trial of a financial counselling intervention and smoking cessation assistance to reduce smoking in socioeconomically disadvantaged groups

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Socioeconomically disadvantaged groups are more likely to smoke than other sectors of the community. This difference has been attributed, in part, to increased rates of relapse. Relapse is strongly and consistently predicted by financial stress.

Project Status: 
Completed