Tamper-resistant tablets prove less attractive to people who inject drugs, but have little effect on population level issues linked to overprescribing, overuse and harm of opioids, new research shows.
Research to improve the lives of drug users and investigate high rates of falls in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the biggest UNSW winners in the final round of 2017 NHMRC funding.
A medically supervised injecting centre provides the setting and the possibility for a new type of connection with drug users, writes Marianne Jauncey.
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.
Reviews of the global prevalence of injecting drug use and of interventions to prevent the spread of blood-borne viruses among people who inject drugs paint a worrying picture.
A survey to determine trends in the patterns of Australian drug use and the drug market has found a shift towards the higher purity crystal form of MDMA.
The stimulant methamphetamine is linked to a heightened risk of stroke among young people, a review by researchers at UNSW’s National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre has found.
Five young UNSW researchers will spend a year sharing their knowledge with school students, teachers and the broader community after winning NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.
Significant increases in mortality rates between 2009 and 2015 indicate a major methamphetamine problem in Australia, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre researchers say.
Clinical trials for childhood cancer and studies into pain medicine addiction and teenagers living with OCD are among UNSW projects to receive backing from the NHMRC.