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December 2014
ABORIGINAL SEXUAL HEALTH: Sexual behaviour, drug use and health service use by young Noongar people in WA
December 2014
INTERNATIONAL WHO FORUM: Taking a collaborative approach to public health across the region
November 2014
DRUG EDUCATION RESOURCE: Positive choice - Evidence-based school drug education resource
November 2014
CDP CONFERENCE IN PORTUGAL: Call for papers - 'Encountering alcohol and other drugs' international conference
November 2014
ABORIGINAL MENTAL HEALTH: Looking Forward Project - Nyoongar Elders help services engage with community
October 2014
NALOXONE PROGRAM: Peer administration helps prevent opioid overdose deaths
October 2014
ABORIGINAL MENTAL HEALTH: Changing how AOD services are delivered to Nyoongar people
September 2014
ABORIGINAL MOTHERS IN PRISON: Study on Aboriginal mothers in prison reveals effects of incarceration on families - ABC News
September 2014
BREAST CANCER, ALCOHOL LINK: Moderate drinking increases risk of breast cancer by 8.5 per cent, new study finds
September 2014
IMPROVING ALCOHOL TREATMENT: Aboriginal control and respectful collaboration improve alcohol treatment for Indigenous people
September 2014
ALCOHOL AND PRICE: NDRI Seminar - Does price affect the distance people will travel to purchase alcohol?
September 2014
CONNECTIONS NEWSLETTER: Latest research, news and opinion from the Alcohol and Other Drugs sector
September 2014
LIVER DISEASE AND ALCOHOL: NAIP Bulletin 13 - Trends in cancer, liver disease deaths in Australia
September 2014
CANNABIS GROWERS STUDY: Cannabis grown to self-medicate for depression and anxiety
August 2014
YOUNG PEOPLE, HARM REDUCTION: New paper - Examining Australian drug education and social marketing campaigns
August 2014
YOUNG PEOPLE AND REHAB: What difference does residential treatment make?
August 2014
BEHIND THE NUMBERS: Explaining trends in alcohol-related harms in Australia - Steve Allsop on Radio 2SER
July 2014
RESEARCH BECOMES ART: Research ideas about addiction feature in video installation for Melbourne arts festival
July 2014
COULD IT BE THE GUNJA?: Resources to address cannabis use in Indigenous communities
July 2014
CONNECTIONS NEWSLETTER: Latest research, news and opinion from the Alcohol and Other Drugs sector
July 2014
MMT FOR PREGNANT WOMEN: Visiting Canadian researcher joins NDRI's Addictions team
July 2014
NDRI SEMINAR: Different Perspective - Aboriginal children and mothers in the justice system
June 2014
HONOUR ROLL: NDRI Director Steve Allsop's contribution to the AOD sector recognised in Excellence Awards
June 2014
REDUCING HARMFUL USE: Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre launched
May 2014
IMPROVING DATA: Collecting reliable population data to prevent substance use issues among Indigenous people
May 2014
HABITS: REMAKING ADDICTION: New book explores addiction - what it says about us and how our responses are changing
April 2014
NEW PAPER: "PMA Sounds Fun": Negotiating Drug Discourses Online
April 2014
NEW CONNECTIONS: Online newsletter of Australia's collaborative network of alcohol, other drug research centres
April 2014
WORKING TOGETHER - SEMINAR: Engage, understand: Mental health and AOD service providers and Nyoongar peoples
April 2014
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE POSITION: Are you looking to undertake research in the illicit drugs area?
March 2014
ALCOHOL AND DRUGS PhD: Study, social environment at NDRI benefit Danish PhD student
March 2014
ACCESS TO TREATMENT: Culturally appropriate, voluntary alcohol treatment for Indigenous Australians
March 2014
RESEARCH REPORT: Drinking in the suburbs: The experiences of Aboriginal young people
March 2014
CANNABIS POLICY - ADDICTION PAPER: New regulated markets for cannabis - public health or private profit, asks Simon Lenton
February 2014
FASD POSTERMAKER APP: Allowing communities, health workers create local resources
February 2014
HEALTHY DRINKING HABIT: Are there health benefits to moderate drinking? ABC Health & Wellbeing looks at the research
February 2014
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE POSITION: Be part of a large project conducting high-impact social research on AOD use in Australia
January 2014
URINE OR SALIVA TESTING?: Workplace drug testing - Steve Allsop discusses the difference with ABC Rural's Babs McHugh
January 2014
HOW MUCH DO WE DRINK?: Collecting alcohol sales data key to monitoring whether alcohol-related policies are working
December 2013
PPT - MONITORING AOD HARM: Monitoring AOD-related harm, mental health and self-harm in the community - Dr Belinda Lloyd
December 2013
SEMINAR - MONITORING AOD HARM: Monitoring AOD-related harm, mental health and self-harm in the community - Dr Belinda Lloyd
December 2013
AMPHETAMINES REPORT:Link between amphetamine-type stimulant use and transmission of HIV in Asia - ANCD report
December 2013
ALCOHOL INTERLOCKS: Breath-testing immobilisers fitted to WA drink-drivers' cars
November 2013
CANNABIS USE: A health response to cannabis - Steve Allsop on New Zealand television
November 2013
NOT JUST 'ATTENTION SEEKING': Heavy substance use can double the risk of self-harm and suicide - Robert Tait's APSAD paper
November 2013
BUILDING KNOWLEDGE: Prestigious funding awarded for innovative addiction, drugs and internet research
November 2013
LEAVERS' TIPS: Staying safe at 'Schoolies' - Tips for parents and students
November 2013
DRINKING AND CRIME: Alcohol consumption and sexual assault: 'Being drunk doesn't cause rape' - The Conversation
November 2013
COMMUNITY ALCOHOL AWARD: Tina Lam recognised for ground-breaking research on 'leavers'
November 2013
TEEN DRINKING: Message for schoolies, leavers: Alcohol's impact on young brains
November 2013
POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS: PhD scholarships in addiction, preventing alcohol and other drug related harm
November 2013
DANISH SCHOLARS VISIT: International partnership brings two Danish PhD scholars to NDRI's Melbourne office
October 2013
ALCOHOL, HEALTH AND TAX: Health benefits of red wine and alcohol tax debates - Tanya Chikritzhs in MJA Insight
October 2013
POSTGRAD STUDENT NIGHT: Opportunities for postgraduate research, work and scholarships
September 2013
IMPLEMENTATION PLAN: Alcohol-related problems among Indigenous Australians
September 2013
COPING WITH DEPRESSION: Substance use, self-harm and rumination - managing or avoiding negative emotions
September 2013
SECONDARY SUPPLY: Giving alcohol to other people's children - Steve Allsop on 7.30
September 2013
ABORIGINAL YOUTH AND ALCOHOL: Seminar: Drinking in the suburbs - tailored health promotion messages for young Aboriginal people
August 2013
ALCOHOL USE AND DISEASE: Research on alcohol use and chronic disease outcome: New approaches to counter biases
August 2013
DIFFERENT KETTLE OF FISH: Treatment for NBOMe - Letter in Medical Journal of Australia
August 2013
REDUCING STIGMA SEMINAR: Patrick Corrigan presentation: Reducing the stigma of mental illness and substance use
July 2013
SYNTHETIC CANNABIS PAPER: Synthetic cannabis, adverse reactions, and emergency medical presentations
July 2013
ADDICTION AND STEREOTYPES: Cory Monteith, overdose, stereotypes and drug use - Kate Seear in The Conversation
July 2013
NAIDOC WEEK 2013: Join NDRI for an informal BBQ lunch and interactive cultural activities for the kids
July 2013
RESEARCH OFFICER POSITION - Expression of Interest: School-based projects in the Community Research Team
July 2013
NEW PUBLICATION: Editorial - Alcohol: is the evidence base guiding public policy?
June 2013
ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION: Alcohol sales data: How much do Australians actually drink?
June 2013
LEGAL DRINKING AGE: Changing the minimum age to buy alcohol - the evidence
June 2013
NATIONAL PREVENTION AWARD: SHAHRP preventing alcohol-related harm among young people
June 2013
RESEARCH SEMINAR: Breaking down borders: Overcoming research isolation to build global collaborations
June 2013
CHILDREN AND DRINKING: Teach kids to be responsible around alcohol - Steve Allsop in H+M
May 2013
ALCOHOL RESTRICTIONS: Reducing consumption reduces harm in Central Australia
May 2013
ECSTASY USE STUDY: EDRS study examines trends in ecstasy use in Perth
May 2013
CANNABIS STUDY: Study focusses on 'social supply' of cannabis
May 2013
ALCOHOL AND YOUR CHILDREN: How to explain drinking to your teens - Steve Allsop on ABC Radio Hobart
May 2013
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: Research Officer position - NDRI Alcohol Policy Research Team
May 2013
INTERNATIONAL ADDICTIONS CONFERENCE: Complexity: Researching alcohol and other drugs in a multiple world
May 2013
INDIGENOUS HEALTH: Aboriginal alcohol and drugs policy must be based on evidence
April 2013
PHD SCHOLARSHIPS - MELBOURNE: Expressions of interest: Social Studies of Addiction Concepts research program
April 2013
YOUNG PEOPLE AND DRINKING: The risks of alcohol for young people and the developing brain - Steve Allsop video
April 2013
DRIVEN TO DRINK?: The Conversation: Does taste make you want to drink more?
March 2013
REPEAT DRINK DRIVERS: Implementing alcohol interlock legislation would save lives: researchers
March 2013
ABC TV NEWS REPORT: Study links low prices to alcohol abuse problems
February 2013
ALCOHOL MISUSE: The Conversation: Social acceptance of alcohol allows us to ignore its harms
January 2013
ALCOHOL POLICY: Award-winning research helps build safer communities
December 2012
NEW COLLABORATION: Introducing the NHMRC-funded Centre for Research Excellence into Injecting Drug Use (CREIDU)
November 2012
FIRST PEOPLE'S AWARD: Indigenous researcher's focus on preventing alcohol and drug harm recognised
November 2012
LEGAL HIGHS: The Conversation: What should we do about synthetic cannabis?
November 2012
LEAVERS TIPS: Alcohol the drug of choice at schoolies celebrations - Health + Medicine
November 2012
SCHOOLIES BINGE DRINK DANGER: Landmark study uncovers extent of binge drinking during schoolies celebrations
September 2012
NEW BOOK: Understanding and responding to Amphetamine-Type Stimulant use
June 2012
SEMINAR PRESENTATION: Alcohol and other drug interventions for Aboriginal men in Australian Prisons (iLecture)
June 2012
SEMINAR: Alcohol and other drug interventions for Aboriginal men in Australian Prisons
June 2012
RESEARCH HUB: NDRI expands research and PhD presence in Asia.
May 2012
FULL BOTTLE?: Trends in alcohol consumption in Australia - Steve Allsop on ABC Radio
May 2012
SEMINAR: Substance use and other risk factors for vulnerable populations in sexual services
May 2012
EVIDENCE AT WORK: Preventing and reducing alcohol harm in the workplace
April 2012
GOOD SPORT: Should cannabis be removed from performance enhancing drug list?
April 2012
ALCOHOL AND INJURY: Report estimates contribution of alcohol to injuries treated in Emergency Departments
April 2012
CANNABIS MYTH: 'Decriminalization' causes rates of use to go up? - Simon Lenton on 6PR
March 2012
YOUNG WOMEN'S DRINKING: Girls, alcohol and health promotion - a Canadian experience (iLecture)
March 2012
LOCAL ACTION ON PREVENTION: Community experience of alcohol and other drug problems in Dublin, Ireland (iLecture)
March 2012
SEMINAR: Engaging teenage girls and communities in AOD prevention
March 2012
BREAKING THE CYCLE: NDRI seminar presentation: Behind Drug Courts and Drug Diversion (iLecture)
March 2012
SEMINAR: Breaking the Cycle - Behind Drug Courts and Drug Diversion in WA
March 2012
HIGH POTENCY?: Psychosis and other risks of methamphetamine use - Steve Allsop on 6PR
March 2012
Youth Focus: Preventing risky drinking by young people
February 2012
DRINKING DURING PREGNANCY: Do alcohol warning labels affect consumption by women of childbearing age?
February 2012
CANNABIS USE: Age of onset increases as young Australians start later
February 2012
ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION: Examining the health benefits of moderate drinking
December 2011
REVERSING OVERDOSES: An Australian first: Expanding Naloxone availability in the ACT
November 2011
FEMALES DRINK DRIVING: One in five drink drivers are women; Steve Allsop on Today Tonight
November 2011
NALOXONE EXPLAINED: Expanding Naloxone availability - exploring the issues
November 2011
MEDIA RELEASE: School leaver celebrations: Research finds parents influence their child's alcohol use at 'schoolies'
November 2011
PhD STUDY: How far would you go for cheaper alcohol?
November 2011
INTERNATIONAL EVALUATION: School alcohol project results in healthier and safer pupils
October 2011
NEW PUBLICATION: HIV, hepatitis C, hepatitis B, sexually transmissible infections, and risk behaviours among Australian prison entrants
October 2011
STUDENT EVENING: Opportunities in postgrad and honours research, and casual work, in alcohol and other drugs field
October 2011
LICENCE TO DRINK?: Dennis Gray discusses alcohol laws in the NT - 7.30
October 2011
CONFERENCE: Contemporary Drug Problems October 3 to 5, 2011, Prato, Italy
September 2011
FORUM: Reducing alcohol-related harm on children and young people
September 2011
LEARNING PROGRAM: University course helps disadvantaged people out of poverty
September 2011
PODCAST: Does moderate drinking have health benefits? Steve Allsop joins AM program to discuss Harvard study
August 2011
NEW BOOK: The Drug Effect: Health, Crime and Society - Co-edited by David Moore
August 2011
SEMINAR PRESENTATION: Improving behavioural support to help people overcome addictions - Presented Thursday, 11th August 2011
July 2011
PODCAST: Professor Simon Lenton discusses WA new cannabis laws - ABC Morning Show with Geoff Hutchison
July 2011
ANNUAL REPORT: NDRI's 2010 Annual Report
July 2011
NEW ARTICLE: Calls for wider availability of naloxone to help prevent opioid overdose: Of Substance magazine
July 2011
SEMINAR PRESENTATION: Monitoring and improving the health of Indigenous and non-Indigenous ex-prisoners - Presented Thursday, 14th July 2011
July 2011
SEMINAR: Monitoring and improving the health of Indigenous and non-Indigenous ex-prisoners - Thursday, 14th July 2011
July 2011
NEW PUBLICATION: Indigenous Health research at NDRI: Health at Curtin, Vol 4.
June 2011
NEW ARTICLE: CLEO: Young women who don't drink alcohol
June 2011
SEMINAR PRESENTATION: Drugs and the Criminal Justice System - Presented Thursday, 2nd June 2011 (iLecture)
June 2011
SEMINAR: Drugs and the Criminal Justice System - Thursday, 2nd June 2011, 12pm
May 2011
NEW REPORT: National Alcohol Sales Data Project Final Report, 2009
May 2011
SEMINAR PRESENTATION: Sex, sutures and school assemblies: Better or worse post liquor restrictions? - Presented Thursday, 19th May 2011
May 2011
SEMINAR: Sex, sutures and school assemblies: Better or worse post liquor restrictions? - Thursday, 19th May 2011, 2:00pm
May 2011
NEW PAPER: Do disorders predict the risk of harmful drug use?
April 2011
JOINT MEDIA RELEASE: Kalgoorlie residents ready to change hard-drinking reputation
April 2011
NEW REPORT: Kalgoorlie Alcohol Action Project Final Report
April 2011
SEMINAR: 10 years of illicit drug trends - Thursday, 14th April 2011, 2:00pm
March 2011
SEMINAR PRESENTATION: Alcohol, licensed venues and violence - Presented Thursday, 3rd March 2011 (iLecture)
March 2011
SEMINAR: "Are you looking at me?" Alcohol-related violence and the night time economy - Thursday, 3rd March 2011, 1:00pm
February 2011
NEW PAPER: More young people hospitalised by liver disease
February 2011
SEMINAR: Improving Aboriginal Peoples sexual and bloodborne viral health - Tuesday, 22nd February 2011, 2:00pm
January 2011
VIDEO: Alcohol our most harmful drug. Professor Steve Allsop discusses alcohol consumption - 7.30 Report
December 2010
NEW PUBLICATION: Reducing alcohol and other drug related harm
November 2010
LIFETIME HONOUR: NDRI Tier 1 colleague recognised with Research Australia Lifetime Achievement Award
November 2010
CONTRIBUTION RECOGNISED: Public Health Association of Australia WA President's Award for NDRI researcher
November 2010
PODCAST: Professor Steve Allsop discusses alcohol consumption in Australia - AM
November 2010
PODCAST: Associate Professor Tanya Chikritzhs discusses alcohol consumption in Australia - The Health Report
November 2010
SEMINAR PRESENTATION: What's needed to Close the Smoking Gap? - Presented Wednesday, 17th November 2010 (iLecture)
November 2010
MEDIA RELEASE: High-risk drinking among young people the focus of new study
November 2010
SEMINAR: What's needed to Close the Smoking Gap? - Wednesday, 17th November 2010, 3:00pm
November 2010
NEW PUBLICATION: Per capita alcohol consumption in Australia: will the real trend please step forward?
October 2010
SEMINAR: Developing Personal and Collective Strategic Empowerment to support the process of recovery from addictions: A credible alternative? - Thursday, 28th October 2010, 11:00am - 12:00pm
October 2010
PODCAST: Associate Professor Tanya Chikritzhs discusses alcohol-related consumption, harm and violence - ABC 702 Sydney
October 2010
BURSARIES: Bursaries for honours and masters students
October 2010
STUDENT EVENING 2010 PRESENTATION: Information evening for 2011 PhD, Honours and Masters students - Presented Thursday, 7th October 2010 (powerpoint pdf)
October 2010
STUDENT EVENING: Information evening for 2011 PhD, Honours and Masters students - Thursday, 7th October 2010, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
September 2010
ADDICTION: Professor Steve Allsop, National Drug Research Institute Director, discusses marijuana use among youth on ABC 720 Perth Mornings program
September 2010
NEW REPORT: Sexual health and behaviour of Queensland prisoners - with Queensland and New South Wales comparisons
July 2010
NEW REPORT: "Don't wake up angry no more" The evaluation of the Norseman Voluntary Liquor Agreement
July 2010
MEDIA RELEASE: Voluntary alcohol restrictions lead to big drop in assaults and hospital admissions
July 2010
PODCAST: Ted Wilkes, NDRI Associate Professor and NIDAC Chair, discusses Australia's Indigenous incarceration rates on the SBS World View program
July 2010
SEMINAR: My-Peer Toolkit: Supporting agencies that help young people support themselves - Thursday, 29th July 2010, 1:00pm
July 2010
SEMINAR: 'Don't wake up angry no more': The evaluation of the Norseman Voluntary Liquor Agreement - Monday, 12th July 2010, 12:30pm
July 2010
SEMINAR: Identifying areas of need for Indigenous people affected by alcohol and other drug problems - Tuesday, 6th July 2010, 1:30pm
June 2010
NEW PUBLICATION: Indigenous specific alcohol and other drug interventions continuities: changes and areas of greatest need
June 2010
SEMINAR: Space, place and young injecting drug users in San Francisco - Tuesday, 22th June 2010, 1:00pm
May 2010
SEMINAR PRESENTATION: Identifying areas of need for Indigenous people affected by alcohol and other drug problems - Presented Thursday, 6th May 2010 (iLecture)
May 2010
MEDIA RELEASE: AFL drug testing: transparent approach is important
April 2010
SEMINAR: Identifying areas of need for Indigenous people affected by alcohol and other drug problems - Thursday, 6th May 2010, 3:00pm
April 2010
MEDIA RELEASE: Better alcohol treatment will help 'close the gap'
November 2009
BURSARIES: Bursaries for honours and masters students
November 2009
MEDIA RELEASE: Changing the drinking culture in Australia: Police enforcement should be one of many strategies
November 2009
WHO CONFERENCE: Ideas in ACTION, Solving Global Health Problems, Solutions for Global Health, WHO Global South-South Development Expo 2009
October 2009
MEETING: Capacity Building Grant - Inaugural Team Meeting
October 2009
NEW PUBLICATION: Naloxone for administration by peers in cases of heroin overdose
October 2009
FORUM PRESENTATION: The 'War on Drugs': A case for drug law reform - Presented Thursday, 15th October 2009 (iLecture)
October 2009
FORUM: The 'War on Drugs': A case for drug law reforms - Thursday, 15th October 2009, 3:00pm
October 2009
STUDENT EVENING 2009 PRESENTATION: Information evening for 2010 PhD, Honours and Masters students - Presented Thursday, 8th October 2009 (powerpoint pdf)
October 2009
STUDENT EVENING: Information evening for 2010 PhD, Honours and Masters students - Thursday, 8th October 2009, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
September 2009
JOINT MEDIA RELEASE: NDRI future fellow unlocking the secrets of crime
September 2009
MEDIA RELEASE: Alcohol-caused death rates decline but hospitalisations keep on rising
August 2009
SEMINAR PRESENTATION: Alcohol, tobacco, pregnancy and harm reduction: Unlocking resistance and understanding their links - presented Wednesday, 26th August 2009 (powerpoint pdf)
August 2009
SEMINAR PRESENTATION: Alcohol, tobacco, pregnancy and harm reduction: Unlocking resistance and understanding their links - presented Wednesday, 26th August 2009 (iLecture)
August 2009
SEMINAR: Alcohol, tobacco, pregnancy and harm reduction: Unlocking resistance and understanding their links - Wednesday, 26th August 2009, 2:00pm
August 2009
SEMINAR PRESENTATION: Creating a reinforcing environment to promote behaviour change in drug offenders - presented Tuesday, 11th August 2009
August 2009
SEMINAR: Creating a reinforcing environment to promote behaviour change in drug offenders - Tuesday, 11th August 2009, 1:00pm
July 2009
SEMINAR: Alcohol and Drug Issues in Aboriginal Australia - Tuesday, 7th July 2009, 1:30pm
June 2009
SEMINAR PRESENTATION: Nipping it in the bud: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Indigenous Communities - presented Thursday, 25th June 2009
June 2009
SEMINAR: Nipping it in the bud: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Indigenous Communities - Thursday, 25th June 2009, 2:00pm
May 2009
SEMINAR PRESENTATION: Alcohol, Drugs and the Family: results from a 35-year research program in England, Mexico, Italy, and the Northern Territory - presented Monday, 11th May 2009 (powerpoint pdf)
May 2009
SEMINAR PRESENTATION: Alcohol, Drugs and the Family: results from a 35-year research program in England, Mexico, Italy, and the Northern Territory - presented Monday, 11th May 2009 (audio 9MB mp3)
May 2009
TEENS AND ALCOHOL: ABC Radio Perth podcast of "Trials of Modern Life" discussion with Professor Steve Allsop (Listen)
March 2009
HEALTH JUSTICE FORUM: 2009 WA Justice Health Research Forum Report (pdf)
March 2009
FORUM PROGRAM: 2009 WA Justice Health Research Forum Program (pdf)
March 2009
FORUM PRESENTATIONS: 2009 WA Justice Health Research Forum Presentations (pdf)
March 2009
NEW REPORT: Alcohol, Risk and Harm Reduction: Drinking Amongst Young Adults in Recreational Settings in Perth (pdf)
February 2009
NEW PAPER: Alcohol use and prostate cancer (pdf)
February 2009
TRAINING PROGRAM: Volunteer Addictions Counsellors' Training Program - more info (pdf)
February 2009
APPLICATION FORM: Volunteer Addictions Counsellors' Training Program application form (pdf)
February 2009
NEW PUBLICATION: eMJA Editorial - The "alcopops" tax: heading in the right direction
October 2008
NEW BOOK: Drugs and Public Health: Australian Perspectives on Policy and Practice
June 2008
NEW REPORT: Group analysis of Aboriginal child death review cases in which chronic neglect is present (pdf)
October 2007
NEW REPORT: Effects of the Western Australian Cannabis Infringement Notice Scheme on public attitudes, knowledge and use: a comparison of pre- and post change data (pdf)