December 2015

Until relatively recently, comparatively little attention had been directed to the issue of co-occurring AOD use and gambling. A new suite of resources has been produced to address this issue.

December 2015

A new resource has recently been released addressing the issue of alcohol and drug use among older people. The patterns and prevalence of alcohol and other drug use amongst older people is an emerging area of concern.

December 2015

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2015 APSAD Awards for Excellence in Science, Research and Practice, presented as part of the recent annual APSAD conference in Perth.

December 2015

As a complement to the recently released Australia's National Alcohol and Drug Workforce Development Strategy, the first of its kind for Australia and internationally, NCETA conducted a workforce development (WFD) consultation workshop with members of the NSW Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (NADA) on 16 November 2015.

December 2015

A clinical trial of a novel smoking cessation pharmacotherapy; a study to identify risk factors for alcohol dependence in young people; and an evaluation of the cost benefits of treatment for chronic non-cancer pain and research in e-health treatments for mental health and drug and alcohol problems have been awarded more than $4.37 million in health and medical project research funding and fellowships for NDARC.

December 2015

Congratulations to Dr Cath Chapman and Associate Professor Tim Slade from the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use at NDARC, who have been awarded the 2015 NSW Mental Health Matters Award for Research and Evaluation.

October 2015

An independent evaluation of Australia’s first opioid overdose management program that provides naloxone on prescription to potential overdose victims has been endorsed by experts.

October 2015

The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) held another successful Annual Research Symposium on 15 September in Sydney.

October 2015

The international journal Contemporary Drug Problems recently held its third biennial conference, ‘Encountering alcohol and other drugs’, in Lisbon, Portugal.

October 2015

NCETA undertakes a range of dissemination activities to provide accurate and balanced information about ice.

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