Residential drug rehab programs usually last for around eight weeks and include everything from counselling sessions to household chores, which help build connections and support between residents.
The number of people dying as a result of opioid use has risen markedly, says a report by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at UNSW Sydney.
It is a misperception to think that performance-enhancing drug use is an issue in elite sport only, Kyle J.D. Mulrooney and Katinka van de Ven warn.
In a reversal of the heroin epidemic of the late 90s and early 2000s, older Australians aged 35 to 54 are now more likely to die from an opioid overdose, a new report reveals.
There is an urgent need to reconsider steroid use as a public health issue as opposed to a criminal justice concern, write Katinka van de Ven and Renee Zahnow.
One-third of people presenting to NSW emergency departments have underlying drug and alcohol problems, yet only a small number get appropriate treatment, UNSW research has found.
Australia risks significant harm if adequate systems are not in place to monitor our drug markets and to respond rapidly when specific dangers are detected, write Stephen Bright and Monica Barratt.
Decriminalisation of personal drug use and possession saves public money and has significant public health benefits, according to a new report by UNSW.
Almost 270,000 Australians are regular users of methamphetamine, with the number of young people dependent on the drug more than doubling in the past five years, UNSW research shows.
Teenagers who smoke cannabis at least once a week are less likely to finish school, enrol in university or obtain a degree, according to UNSW research that challenges notions the drug is less harmful than alcohol.