UNSW scientists measuring blood flow in the brain to better understand why people often become aggressive after drinking alcohol have found that brain areas that temper aggression shut off when people drink.


The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at UNSW has marked its 30th anniversary with a report looking back at 30 years of drug and alcohol research in Australia.


Teenagers and alcohol – how soon is too soon? It’s one of the thorniest dilemmas confronting parents. 


Children and teens who are given alcohol by their parents are twice as likely to be drinking full serves of alcohol by age 15 or 16 but are less likely to binge drink, a UNSW study has found.


Changes to women's alcohol consumption have important implications for how we think about tackling harmful alcohol use, write Tim Slade, Cath Chapman and Maree Teesson.


Women are catching up with men on their alcohol consumption and its impact on their health, according to international evidence collated by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at UNSW.


Australians being treated for drug and alcohol problems have at least one other mental illness that is holding back their chance of recovery, a drug and alcohol research conference will hear next week.

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A UNSW review of the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement has found potential economic gains may come at a cost to Australians' health.

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Teenagers whose parents supply alcohol in adolescence are three times as likely to be drinking full serves of alcohol at 16 compared to teens in families that do not, a major NDARC study has found.


Depression, alcohol and drug dependence are indiscriminate killers. It doesn’t matter how wealthy, funny or beautiful you are, write Katherine Mills, Frances Kay-Lambkin and Maree Teesson.