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In a world-first, UNSW researchers are leading a trial of the drug Sativex to better manage cannabis withdrawal symptoms.

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Australia and NZ have the highest rates of cannabis and amphetamine use in the world, finds a new study led by the National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre.

Quitting cannabis use in your 20s significantly reduces the chance of progressing to other illicit drugs, new research from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre shows.

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The number of Australians seeking hospital treatment for cannabis-related problems has jumped 30 per cent since 2002, with older users most affected, according to a UNSW study.

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People who want to quit using cannabis can for the first time take part in a new online treatment designed by and for Australians.

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Driving 'stoned' can increase the chance of having an accident by up to 300 percent, according to UNSW's National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre.

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A world-first approach to tackle cannabis problems is underway at UNSW.

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The Federal Government has announced that the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at UNSW will lead the establishment of a multi-million dollar National Cannabis Control and Prevention Centre.

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New research has cast doubt on the perception that most young Australians consider cannabis to be a benign and harmless drug, with a third now viewing it as unacceptable. The work has been co-authored by UNSW's National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC).

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Ninety percent of Australian cannabis users over the age of 14 report using alcohol at the same time, despite serious risks in combining the two drugs, according to a review by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at UNSW.

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