July 2014

Police play a crucial role in addressing harms stemming from acute alcohol intoxication. They are required to manage alcohol-related crime, violence and antisocial behaviour, as well as the impact on public perceptions of safety. NCETA interviewed 53 Australian police officers to ascertain their perspectives concerning liquor licensing legislation in Australia.

July 2014

A central issue of concern for the alcohol and other drug workforce is the high prevalence of cannabis use.

July 2014

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities experience greater alcohol and other drug misuse and associated harms than non-Indigenous Australians.

July 2014

This report presents the findings from the Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation) funded ‘Drinking in the Suburbs’ project.

July 2014

There has been renewed advocacy in Australia and the USA for the revival of compulsory treatment of severely addicted persons for their own good.

July 2014

Employee substance use may incur substantial costs to society and employers through decreased workplace productivity and increased employee turnover, absenteeism and worker stress.

July 2014

Global use of opioids has risen dramatically since the early 2000s. The highest levels of opioid consumption accounted for by use in high income countries such as the United States, Canada and Australia.

April 2014

In this paper the authors examine data from approximately 44,000 people in NSW who were registered for opioid substitution therapy (OST) between 1985-2005 to determine three key things: avoidable causes of death among the group; how causes of death have changed over time and with age; and how many years of potential life were lost.

April 2014

Researchers surveyed a sample of just under 1000 Australians who have been prescribed opioids for chronic non-cancer pain and found very few are diverting their opioids to others.

April 2014

The evidence shows clearly that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experience significantly higher levels of alcohol and other drug related harm than do other Australians.

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