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.

April 2014

Intoxication in and around licensed premises continues to be common, despite widespread training in the responsible service of alcohol and laws prohibiting service to intoxicated individuals.

April 2014

This peer-reviewed paper summarises the findings of a national study that examined Indigenous AOD workers’ perspectives on their wellbeing, stress and burnout along with a series strategies to impr

April 2014

This article weighs up whether the provision of regulated, quality-controlled heroin to users in specified doses would reduce heroin overdose rates.

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