Adolescents who had more and more blackouts each year had a much higher risk of developing severe alcohol problems.
Illicit drugs are harder to get and cost more since the coronavirus pandemic, says UNSW Sydney’s National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre.
New research suggests the COVID-19 pandemic has meant people are using illicit drugs less. But decreased use can mean higher risk of overdoses.
The latest report from the NDARC at UNSW Sydney has found nearly half of people who consume ecstasy use pill testing kits, and more than two thirds of young Australians reported using cocaine and ketamine.