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

A dimensional-spectrum model of mental disorders: developing new assessments to improve the diagnostic validity of multiple mental disorders

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The current program of research seeks to investigate new and emerging statistical models to develop accurate and efficient diagnostic instruments that measure the latent relationship between internalising (eg. depression, anxiety), externalising (eg.

Project Status: 
Current

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