Nicotine, cannabis and benzodiazepine have a potential for agonist maintenance treatment, according to an analysis conducted by NDARC Professors Shane Darke and Michael Farrell, published in the journal Addiction early online view in October.
NDARC Professor Kate Dolan reports on her experiences investigating Managed Alcohol Programs (MAPs) in the United Kingdom and Canada. Managed Alcohol Programs (MAP) are a novel service for homeless people with severe and intractable alcohol dependence where clients receive a regulated amount of alcohol at set times.
Australians are now living longer, and increasing numbers of people are affected by chronic disease. Concurrent ageing and drug use (licit and illicit) create a discrete set of unique and, as yet, not fully understood problems for older people.