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Police diversion is one of Australia’s most utilised interventions for minor cannabis offenses.
Interest in AOD workforce development stems from a range of imperatives, including the need for enhanced quality of care and evidence-based, effective and efficient services, an emphasis on outcome
Depression and problematic alcohol use represent two of the major causes of disease burden in young adults.
Substance use in pregnancy can have adverse effects on mother and fetus alike.
Aims: We examined parental influences on drinking over two contexts – a typical social occasion, and at ‘Schoolies’, a multiple-day mass celebration.
Background: The relationship between cannabis use and cognitive function in mid-life has rarely been examined despite verbal learning deficits in young adults.
This research aimed to identify older Australian drinkers’ knowledge about Australian Alcohol Guidelines and their beliefs about the risks and benefits of alcohol; their recall of alcohol-related i
Despite the predominantly masculine nature of drinking cultures within Australian community sporting clubs, masculinities have received little attention in the associated research and policy arenas
The potential of methamphetamine, and crystal methamphetamine in particular, to precipitate psychotic symptoms has been the subject of much recent speculation.
Use of opioid agonist treatments for prescription opioid (PO) dependence is rapidly increasing. Current guidelines are based on research with heroin users.
Objective: In general, people living in rural Australia tend to have poorer health outcomes including higher rates of AOD use, mental illness and chronic illness.
The national centres are supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Substance Misuse Prevention and Service Improvements Grants Fund.
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