National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

Methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth

Illicit drugs are harder to get and cost more since the coronavirus pandemic, says UNSW Sydney’s National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre.

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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.

NDARC 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.

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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.

Opioids

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.

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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