February 2015

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) young people experience significantly poorer health and greater social and economic challenges to future health than other Australian young people. However, there remains major gaps in evidence and longitudinal studies highlighting the health trajectories of ATSI young people.

February 2015

This study aims to develop, pilot and field test, an approach using a tablet-based computer to collect self-reported data on alcohol use behaviours in an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population.

February 2015

This project aims to evaluate the efficacy of psychosocial interventions for cannabis abuse or dependence delivered in outpatient and community settings.

February 2015

This project assesses the assumption that policing can deter, discourage or prevent drug offending.

November 2014

This research will determine the factors that influence parents’ actions and impact on their children’s alcohol consumption. The findings will inform the development of effective parent interventions that reduce alcohol consumption amongst adolescents.

November 2014

This study aims to answer four key research questions: (1) Can naloxone be used appropriately by people in a non-medical setting within the WA context? (2) Does the program result in successful overdose reversals? (3) Does the program have any unintended consequences, either positive or negative? (4) Should the program continue and, if so, what changes in the program and its contexts are desirable?

November 2014

In this record-linkage study, researchers will use existing databases to identify a cohort of people experiencing opioid-related harm and examine health service use among them.

November 2014

This project will examine the impact of selected liquor superstores in Western Australia on levels of alcohol use and alcohol-related harms in surrounding residential areas.

November 2014

This project will conduct the first randomised controlled trial of an internet delivered treatment for comorbid depression and binge drinking in young people aged 18-30 years, augmented with social networking support.

November 2014

This project aims to describe patterns of AAS and PIEDs use; where people are sourcing them from and why; users' experience of harms; and users' utilisation of health services.

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