The latest data on the number of deaths in Australia from heroin and other opioid use shows a worrying upward trend, according to UNSW researchers.
An Australian study shows for the first time that people with substance use issues, who are frequently excluded from treatment for post traumatic stress, can benefit from psychological therapy.
Teenagers who smoke cannabis weekly or more are twice as likely as non-users to have an anxiety disorder in their late 20s, even if they stop using, a study has found.
We will continue to live with ongoing alcohol-related violence unless we reduce alcohol availability, ban alcohol advertising and increase its price, argues Anthony Shakeshaft.
Australian illicit drug users are turning to the internet for drug education, but not to buy drugs, a national survey has found.
Australia’s approach to alcohol taxation is riddled with inconsistencies. It's time to scrap the current operating system in favour of a new, more efficient one, writes Anthony Shakeshaft and Josh Byrnes.
We should wish drug law enforcement every success while recognising that such endeavours are futile, writes Alex Wodak.
Join an expert panel at a UNSW public forum to discover just how serious the binge drinking culture is among Generation Y, and what parents and the community can do to reduce the harm.
We should all be concerned about our laws on illegal drugs because they affect all of us, writes Alison Ritter.
Australia and NZ have the highest rates of cannabis and amphetamine use in the world, finds a new study led by the National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre.