In 2001, NDARC researchers interviewed 615 heroin users about their lives. Eleven years on, they repeated the process. Here, researchers reveal what one of the world's longest running follow-up studies uncovered about the long term health and social impacts of heroin use.
A research project that will analyse data on 160,000 people across 31 countries to plug gaps in understanding about the incidence and life course of mental and substance use disorders has been awarded over $700,000 in funding by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
The use of crystal methamphetamine among people who inject drugs increased by six per cent between 2013 and 2014, attendees at the National Drug Trends Conference heard.