December 2015

A new information kit developed by NDARC researchers provides a step by step guide to the evidence for medically assisted treatment for heroin dependence as well as answering commonly asked questions.

December 2015

Almost 400 delegates from around the world visited Perth for the 2015 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD) Scientific Conference.

December 2015

NCETA in collaboration with LeeJenn Health Consultants and South East Business Networks has recently completed this VicHealth funded project. The project involved a three year multi-site trial of an alcohol harm reduction intervention based on a workplace cultural model developed by Pidd & Roche (2008) and examined whether a comprehensive and tailored workplace intervention could reduce alcohol-related harm.

December 2015

NCETA and its consortium partners (Australasian College for Emergency Medicine; Greater Green Triangle University Department of Rural Health; Harm Reduction Victoria; and South Australian Network of Drug and Alcohol Services) have been commissioned by the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services to develop and implement a standard online training resource for frontline workers who provide services and support to people who are using crystal methamphetamine.

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.

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