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.

April 2014

In 2013, NCETA was commissioned by the Australian National Council on Drugs (ANCD) to examine policy frameworks that support or restrict the effective implemen

April 2014

This report presents a narrative literature review of treatments available to pregnant women who have alcohol use disorders and findings from interviews with key stakeholders regarding current treatment practices and areas requiring improvement.

April 2014

One in 10 people who try cannabis go on to become dependent. Cannabis withdrawal symptoms are a major barrier to quitting cannabis among dependent users.

April 2014

Researchers interviewed 30 male prisoners to better under the clinical and criminal profile of those with co-occurring substance use disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Here are their findings.

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