June 2016

The use of so-called ‘study drugs’ or cognitive enhancers by students and workers has been receiving increased media attention in recent weeks. Study drugs are substances that are used in an attempt to improve intellectual ability in areas such as alertness, information processing and memory.

June 2016

NCETA is collaborating on a monograph with a team from the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI), the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) and the South Australian Centre for Economic Studies (SACEC) to identify the societal costs of methamphetamine use in Australia.

June 2016

NCETA is conducting a literature review on behalf of the Network of Alcohol and Drug Agencies (NADA) to examine and evaluate information about the health and wellbeing of the alcohol and other drugs (AOD) workforce.

June 2016

This cluster randomised controlled trial examines a sustainable approach to enhance uptake of evidence-based care for unhealthy alcohol use in primary health care services targeting Indigenous Australians. It utilises a collaborative approach to select and implement service-wide changes to optimise care. The effectiveness of the service-wide intervention will then be assessed by routinely downloaded data on implementation of screening and treatment, including pharmacotherapies. Any changes in consumption will be described.

June 2016

This new project aims to examine the safety and efficacy of lisdexamfetamine in the treatment of adults with severe methamphetamine (MA) dependence. The study is the first controlled trial of maintenance lisdexamfetamine for the treatment of severe methamphetamine dependence, with major clinical and public health implications.

June 2016

This project aims to develop a comprehensive set of treatment service specifications for alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment provided by non-government organisations (NGOs) in NSW. These treatment service specifications describe the principles and key elements of each of the types of treatment services provided by NGOs in NSW. The service specifications will be developed in consultation with the NGO drug and alcohol treatment service delivery sector, the NSW Ministry of Health and people who use treatment services.

April 2016

This collaboration between leading Australian and US researchers will trial an intervention developed for women convicted of violent offences that targets substance use, mental health and violence.

April 2016

This study will investigate the relationship between social media use and alcohol consumption among Australian and Indian youth.

April 2016

This study will examine the extent and severity of cardiac disease amongst recent cases of sudden or unnatural death involving methamphetamine.

April 2016

The Brain Games Study aims to determine whether online cognitive training exercises can help prevent the future development of mental illness and substance misuse in adolescents.

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