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.
Illicit drugs are harder to get and cost more since the coronavirus pandemic, says UNSW Sydney’s National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre.
Opioid dependence – and other problematic opioid behaviours in people with chronic pain – is associated with patient risk factors, rather than simply higher opioid doses, says a new report.
We need a new international approach to drug use, a landmark series of papers led by researchers from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at UNSW Sydney has found.
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.