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The latest Drug Trends report from UNSW’s National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre shows more than 1800 drug-induced deaths in Australia in 2020.

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Projects testing the cost-effectiveness of vaporised nicotine products to quit smoking and understanding the health factors influencing dementia are among those to receive NHMRC funding.

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Fewer than half of people with alcohol use disorder who received professional help perceived their treatment as helpful.

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New Fellows elected in recognition of their excellence in the social sciences.

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Results from annual surveys of people who regularly use drugs in Australia have revealed a range of concerning trends in 2021.

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UNSW Sydney researchers have compared plant extract cytisine to an established quit smoking aid in a clinical trial for the first time.

2019 Drug Trends Report

The latest Drug Trends report from UNSW Sydney’s National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre reveals there were 1865 drug-induced deaths in 2019, with a shift to more deaths involving heroin than natural and semi-synthetic opioids.

Methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth

Illicit drugs are harder to get and cost more since the coronavirus pandemic, says UNSW Sydney’s National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre.

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Opioid dependence – and other problematic opioid behaviours in people with chronic pain –  is associated with patient risk factors, rather than simply higher opioid doses, says a new report.

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A new report has evaluated the NSW Drug Court’s long-term effectiveness on re-offending rates.

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