This project focuses on a common clinical problem that causes substantial functional, economic, and health impacts; comorbid depression and alcohol use. These conditions are under-treated and peak in young adulthood.
Treatment and Intervention
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.
Trauma and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are highly prevalent among people with substance use disorders.
Alcohol exposure in utero can cause a range of abnormalities in the fetus which are included under the umbrella term Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
The National clinical guidelines for the management of drug use during pregnancy, birth and the early development years of the newborn (the Guidelines) were commissioned by the Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy and
The aim of this project is to develop an online screening resource for cannabis use that provides feedback concerning patterns of use as well as motives for using. A randomised controlled trial will compare cannabis use and help-seeking among individuals who receive the feedback intervention com
The MISHA Project is a follow-on to the Michael Project. MISHA, or 'Michael's Intensive Supported Housing Accord', is an integrated program that provides long term stable accommodation and a holistic service delivery approach to homeless men.
There is a growing literature documenting the high prevalence of trauma exposure and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among people with AOD use disorders. Indeed, in this population trauma exposure is almost universal and up to one-third have current PTSD.
Although several studies have investigated the potential health-compromising effects of smoking cannabis, findings have been mixed.
This project aims to ascertain the attitudes of pharmacists to cannabis and its use; their potential role in health promotion and provision of brief, opportunistic interventions (ie information provision – health promotion, clinical advice and referral); their willingness to do so; any barriers t