April 2015

There is increasing concern about tampering and diversion of pharmaceutical opioids. The Australian NOMAD study was established to assess the impact of Reformulated OxyContin® in reducing tampering and non-medical use.

April 2015

This study sought to assess the impact of the pre-sentence Magistrates Early Referral Into Treatment (MERIT) diversion program in New South Wales on offending in the 12 months following exposure to the intervention.

April 2015

There is extensive research to show that online interventions are effective in reducing alcohol consumption in both the general adult population and among tertiary students. But does this also lead to a reduction in sexual assaults?

April 2015

This research report investigates the relationship between rates of reported assault, alcohol sales and numbers of licensed outlets in Queensland and Western Australia.

April 2015

Research suggests that people suffering from chronic pain have elevated rates of suicidality. With an ageing population, more research is essential to gain a better understanding of this association.

February 2015

This article examines patterns, influences and impacts of drug consumption at a 'schoolies' event.

February 2015

Australians wait on average 18 years to seek treatment for alcohol problems.

February 2015

Cochrane review finds methadone in flexible and low doses is more effective than buprenorphine in retaining people in treatment and suppressing opioid use.

February 2015

One in six patients using prescribed opioids for chronic pain also use cannabis.

February 2015

Adolescent alcohol consumption is a persistent community concern and early onset of alcohol use is an established risk factor for subsequent harm.

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