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.
Treatment and Intervention
This project will provide crucial new data on the nature and trajectories of Pharmaceutical Opioid (PO) use through the study and follow-up of two very different and yet extremely important groups of pharmaceutical opioid users: those attending treatment services for PO dependence, and people who
Opioid agonist treatment is commonly initiated as a first-line treatment for individuals with pharmaceutical opioid dependence, even though much of the evidence base for the use of pharmacotherapy treatments in opioid dependence has been derived from studies conducted with primarily or exclusivel
This project explores the characteristics of methamphetamine users entering treatment in therapeutic communities, and assesses the effectiveness of a specialist amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) intervention in therapeutic communities.
People who use heroin commonly spend time in prison. Contact with treatment services after release from prison is important for reducing the risk that released heroin users will return to regular drug use.
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.
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.
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