New research suggests the COVID-19 pandemic has meant people are using illicit drugs less. But decreased use can mean higher risk of overdoses.
It's ineffective to use drug dogs at festivals and in public places because they're much more likely to catch small-time users than suppliers.
Alison Ritter has moved the Drug Policy Modelling Program from Medicine to Arts & Social Sciences to have more impact on drug policy.
Evidence is growing that pill testing encourages young people to reconsider their drug use — and new forms of testing can provide even more benefits.
With so many different types out there, it's hard to know what sleep medications are safe to use. Here's a guide.
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.
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.
Today, there are more than 20 Silk Road-style cryptomarkets selling illicit drugs, or more than 55 if single-vendors are included, write Monica Barratt and Judith Aldridge.
Decriminalisation of personal drug use and possession saves public money and has significant public health benefits, according to a new report by UNSW.
The number of at-risk adolescents in drug and alcohol treatment programs who reported taking methamphetamines doubled in the five years to 2014, new research shows.