February 2016

Tobacco smoking is a leading cause of preventable disease and death. New strategies that have a greater population wide health benefit are needed, yet there are few effective evidence-based interventions. This study aims to redress this gap.

February 2016

This study aims to build on the findings from the Pain and Opioids IN Treatment (POINT) study which was the first Australian study to examine the patterns of prescribing for individual patients, and the outcomes for these patients in the longer term. POINT II aims to shed light on the extent to which patients experience problematic opioid use, some of the precursors and protective factors to problematic use, and the consequences of problematic opioid use resulting from chronic opioid therapy.

February 2016

This project attempts to explain puzzling recent trends in alcohol consumption and harm in Australia.

February 2016

This project aims to address the limited treatment options for users of methamphetamine by adapting an intervention originally designed for cocaine users (Snow Control) in Switzerland for Australian methamphetamine users.

December 2015

The aim of this project is to improve understanding of the costs of alcohol-related harm in Western Australia and the potential cost offsets or savings that might be achieved through the implementation of selected alcohol harm reduction initiatives.

December 2015

The aim of this project is to inform and encourage evidence-based liquor licensing decisions in relation to extended late-night trading hours for licensed premises in Western Australia. At present, decisions in relation to trading hour extensions for licensed premises are made on an ad hoc basis, with inconsistent reference to research evidence.

December 2015

A University of Tasmania led research project will seek to understand how codeine sales restrictions will affect codeine consumers and health professionals and are asking affected people to answer a questionnaire.

December 2015

The majority of calls to the Cannabis Information Helpline and indeed all counselling interventions in specialist treatment services are only one session. To date, no Australian data exists on the efficacy of a brief one session telephone-based intervention with a specific focus on an illicit drug.

October 2015

This project aims to provide an assessment of the societal costs of methamphetamine use and in the process develop a methodology that can be applied to other drugs.

October 2015

NCETA and collaborators have been commissioned to develop an online training package on ice for frontline workers.

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