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Opiate substitution treatments can help reduce the risk of HIV transmission in people who inject drugs, researchers say.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Australian illicit drug users are turning to the internet for drug education, but not to buy drugs, a national survey has found.

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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.

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We should wish drug law enforcement every success while recognising that such endeavours are futile, writes Alex Wodak.

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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.

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We should all be concerned about our laws on illegal drugs because they affect all of us, writes Alison Ritter.

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