The latest Drug Trends report from UNSW’s National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre shows more than 1800 drug-induced deaths in Australia in 2020.
Measures to curb growing rates of opioid use are also making it difficult for people with long-term, chronic pain to get ongoing prescriptions.
New national standards aim to change doctors’ prescribing habits for hospital patients with pain when they’re discharged home.
Fewer than half of people with alcohol use disorder who received professional help perceived their treatment as helpful.
New Fellows elected in recognition of their excellence in the social sciences.
Results from annual surveys of people who regularly use drugs in Australia have revealed a range of concerning trends in 2021.
UNSW Sydney researchers have compared plant extract cytisine to an established quit smoking aid in a clinical trial for the first time.
The latest Drug Trends report from UNSW Sydney’s National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre reveals there were 1865 drug-induced deaths in 2019, with a shift to more deaths involving heroin than natural and semi-synthetic opioids.
Adolescents who had more and more blackouts each year had a much higher risk of developing severe alcohol problems.
Our time of social isolation under COVID-19 restrictions has reinforced the importance of taking care of each other, particularly the most vulnerable in our community.