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Road to recovery involves more than abstinence

Successful recovery from drug and alcohol addiction through attending a residential treatment program means more to the person than just […]

Put to the text: SMS reminders for addiction treatment sessions

SMS reminders sent to patients booked in to addiction treatment sessions significantly increase attendance rates, University of Queensland research has found. […]

Codeine addiction in the spotlight

Along with over-the-counter opioid medicines, the use of prescription-only drugs such as oxycodone, fentanyl, and morphine is on the rise. […]

Mental illness rising among meth/amphetamine and ecstasy users

Mental illnesses are becoming more common among meth/amphetamine and ecstasy users, according to a report released by the Australian Institute […]

More Australians seeking drug treatment

More Australians are undergoing treatment for drug use, with a rising number seeking help due to amphetamines, according to a […]

Mental Health Needs of Young Australian Men Falling Through the Cracks

A major report released by Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health reveals that the mental health […]

Oral health a challenge for drug users – and for dentists

Chemically eroded teeth from cocaine application to gums is one of the conditions seen among problematic drug users, a University […]

Cannabinoid replacement drug trial to help cannabis smokers quit habit

An Australian research team is recruiting cannabis smokers who need help quitting or reducing their cannabis-use for a world-first trial […]

1 in 200 Australians seek treatment for alcohol and other drugs

About 1 in 200 people in Australia sought treatment for alcohol and other drug use in 2014–15, with just over […]

Hospital admission for drug related poisonings

Poisonings from recreational drug and alcohol use account for 9% of all poisoning-related hospital admissions, says a new University of […]
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