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Quitting cannabis use in your 20s significantly reduces the chance of progressing to other illicit drugs, new research from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre shows.

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Party drug Ecstasy is becoming less popular but use of new designer drugs available over the internet is on the rise, according to the latest drug monitoring report.

Portugal's decision to decriminalise all drug use did not lead to dramatic increases in drug abuse or drug-related harm, a joint Australian and UK study has found.

Mainstream media reporting is far more likely to deter young people from using illicit drugs than encourage their use, a new Australian study has found.

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Australia has one of the highest rates of alcohol abuse in the world, yet few people seek treatment, a new study from UNSW's National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre has found.

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For many veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, the war never ends. Dogged by post-traumatic stress disorder, many also have drug and alcohol problems. In the latest issue of Uniken, we hear how UNSW research is helping change their lives.

Young Australians are being asked whether media messages influence their attitudes to illicit drugs.

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Rich rural towns show higher levels of alcohol-related crime than poorer communities, according to new research from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre.

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The Federal Government has announced that the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at UNSW will lead the establishment of a multi-million dollar National Cannabis Control and Prevention Centre.

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Teenage binge drinking among female students has been slashed following a school-based alcohol education campaign developed by UNSW researchers.

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