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Treatment and Intervention

Patient motivations, perceptions and experiences of opioid substitution treatment in prison

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There has been limited examination of how prisoners view and experience opioid substitution treatment (OST). This project aims to describe OST within NSW correctional centres and patient experiences of being in OST while in prison. 

Project Status: 
Completed

The feasibility and efficacy of a very brief intervention for cannabis use and related problems in an Emergency Department (ED) setting

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Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in Australia and its use is associated with an increased risk of involvement in motor vehicle accidents, work place accidents, mental health disorders, and respiratory and other health harms.

Project Status: 
Completed

Determining the impact of opioid substitution therapy upon mortality and recidivism among prisoners: A 22-year data linkage study.

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Prisoners are a marginalised group placing considerable costs on society. They experience very high rates of drug dependence, health problems and premature mortality. Without intervention they are highly likely to come into further health risk.

Project Status: 
Current