National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

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Teenagers who use cannabis daily before the age of 17 are 60% less likely to complete high school and seven times more likely to attempt suicide than those who haven't used the drug, UNSW research shows.

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Teenagers whose parents supply alcohol in adolescence are three times as likely to be drinking full serves of alcohol at 16 compared to teens in families that do not, a major NDARC study has found.

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Depression, alcohol and drug dependence are indiscriminate killers. It doesn’t matter how wealthy, funny or beautiful you are, write Katherine Mills, Frances Kay-Lambkin and Maree Teesson.

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Drivers for legalising cannabis are more likely to be political and based on public opinion, rather than econimic arguements, write Marian Shanahan and Alison Ritter. 

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The percentage of Australian teenagers choosing not to drink alcohol rose significantly in the ten years to 2010, new research shows.

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The best way to protect people from alcohol-fuelled violence is to take a collaborative approach between communities and governments supported by research-based evidence, writes Anthony Shakeshaft. 

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Steroid abuse is associated with increased risk of heart disease in otherwise healthy young men, an Australian study of deaths involving the drugs has found. 

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Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death has caused old heroin myths to resurface, but we need hard facts if we want evidence-based interventions to help those who are addicted, write Shane Darke and Michael Farrell. 

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More than 40 per cent of all regular psychostimulant users have used an emerging psychoactive substance in the previous six months, according to research from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre.

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Researchers at UNSW are conducting the first ever trial of a brief online intervention to treat combined depression and alcohol misuse in young people. 

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