National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

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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New research has cast doubt on the perception that most young Australians consider cannabis to be a benign and harmless drug, with a third now viewing it as unacceptable. The work has been co-authored by UNSW's National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC).

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British backpackers are twice as likely to drink five or more times a week when they are in Australia, compared to when they were at home, according to research released this week.

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