There were almost 1800 drug-induced deaths among Australians in 2017, according to a new report by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at UNSW Sydney.
New research from NDARC and the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney shows almost 40% of people who have injected drugs in the past year are living with hepatitis C.
A four-year study suggests medicinal cannabis is not as effective at relieving chronic non-cancer pain as commonly assumed.
An innovative eHealth program launched today at UNSW aims to target the six main lifestyle risk factors among teenagers – including binge drinking and unhealthy eating – to help prevent chronic disease later in life.
The effectiveness of current advertising codes in protecting the health of teenagers is questioned in a new study led by researchers at UNSW Sydney, Monash and Curtin University.
Tamper-resistant tablets prove less attractive to people who inject drugs, but have little effect on population level issues linked to overprescribing, overuse and harm of opioids, new research shows.
Research to improve the lives of drug users and investigate high rates of falls in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the biggest UNSW winners in the final round of 2017 NHMRC funding.
A medically supervised injecting centre provides the setting and the possibility for a new type of connection with drug users, writes Marianne Jauncey.
The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at UNSW has marked its 30th anniversary with a report looking back at 30 years of drug and alcohol research in Australia.
Reviews of the global prevalence of injecting drug use and of interventions to prevent the spread of blood-borne viruses among people who inject drugs paint a worrying picture.