New technologies and online interventions

Technological and online developments create opportunities for information dissemination, data collection and intervention delivery for the alcohol and other drug sector, drug users and the wider community. Drugs may be supplied, information sought and provided, and interventions delivered online and through other electronic media. NDRI is building the evidence base to improve understanding of and responses to the intersection between drug use, drug-related information and the online environment, including online brief interventions for at-risk alcohol and other drug consumers.

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Gupta, H., Lam, T., Pettigrew, S. and Tait, R., J. (2018). Alcohol marketing on YouTube: Exploratory analysis of content adaptation to enhance user engagement in different national contexts. BMC Public Health, 18, (141). DOI: 10.1186/s12889-018-5035-3 [RJ1397] View web page

Gupta, H., Lam, T., Pettigrew, S. and Tait, R., J. (2018). The association between exposure to social media alcohol marketing and youth alcohol use in India and Australia. BMC Public Health, 18, (726). DOI: 10.1186/s12889-018-5645-9 [RJ1393] View web page

Hattingh, L. and Tait, R., J. (2018). Pharmacy-based alcohol misuse services: current perspectives. Integrated Pharmacy Research and Practice, 7, pp. 21-31. DOI: 10.2147/IPRP.S140431 [RJ1419] View web page

Tait, R., J., Kirkman, J. and Schaub, M. (2018). A randomized controlled trial of a participatory health promotion mobile app addressing alcohol use problems: The “Daybreak” program study protocol. Journal of Medical Internet Research Research Protocols, 7, (5), pp. e1-11. DOI: 10.2196/resprot.9982 [RJ1424] View web page

Barratt, M., J. and Lenton, S. (2017). Drugs and the internet. In Ritter, A., King, T. and Lee, N. (eds.) Drug use in Australian society (2nd ed). Oxford, South Melbourne. pp. 102-123. ISBN: 9780190306458 [CH215]

Gupta, H., Lam, T., Pettigrew, S. and Tait, R., J. (2017). A cross-national comparison of the Twitter feeds of popular alcohol brands in India and Australia. Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy. pp. 1-9. DOI: 10.1080/09687637.2017.1411886 [RJ1391] View web page

Gupta, H., Pettigrew, S., Lam, T. and Tait, R., J. (2017). How alcohol marketing engages users with alcohol brand content on Facebook: An Indian and Australian perspective. Critical Public Health. DOI: 10.1080/09581596.2017.1318203 [RJ1244] View web page

Barratt, M., J., Lenton, S., Maddox, A. and Allen, M. (2016). ‘What if you live on top of a bakery and you like cakes?’ - Drug use and harm trajectories before, during and after the emergence of Silk Road. International Journal of Drug Policy, 35, pp. 50-57. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2016.04.006 [RJ1103] View web page

Hattingh, L., Hallett, J. and Tait, R., J. (2016). 'Making the invisible visible’ through alcohol screening and brief intervention in community pharmacies: an Australian feasibility study. BMC Public Health. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-3805-3 [RJ1274] View web page

Gupta, H., Pettigrew, S., Lam, T. and Tait, R., J. (2016). A systematic review of the impact of exposure to internet-based alcohol-related content on young people’s alcohol use behaviours. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 51, (6), pp. 763-771. DOI: 10.1093/alcalc/agw050 [RJ1203] View web page

Tait, R., J., Caldicott, D., Mountain, D., Hill, S. and Lenton, S. (2016). A systematic review of adverse events arising from the use of synthetic cannabinoids and their associated treatment, 54, (1), pp. 1-13. DOI: 10.3109/15563650.2015.1110590 [RJ1100] View web page

Tait, R., J., Teoh, L., Kelty, E., Geelhoed, E., Mountain, D. and Hulse, G., K. (2016). Emergency department based intervention with adolescent substance users: 10 year economic and health outcomes. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 165, pp. 168-174. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2016.06.005 [RJ1200] View web page

Barratt, M., J., Ferris, J. and Lenton, S. (2015). Hidden populations, online purposive sampling, and external validity: Taking off the blindfold. Field Methods, 27, (1), pp. 3-21. DOI: 10.1177/1525822X14526838 [RJ805] View web page

Gulliver, A., Farrer, L., Chan, J., Tait, R., J., Bennett, K., Calear, A. and Griffiths, K., M. (2015). Technology-based interventions for tobacco and other drug use in tertiary students: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, 10, (5). DOI: 10.1186/s13722-015-0027-4 [RJ1034] View web page

Maddox, A., Barratt, M., J., Allen, M. and Lenton, S. (2015). Constructive activism in the dark web: cryptomarkets and illicit drugs in the digital ‘demimonde’. Information, Communication & Society, 19, (1), pp. 111-126. DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2015.1093531 [RJ1102] View web page

Tait, R., J. (2015). Alcohol-related victimisation: Differences between sexual minorities and heterosexuals in an Australian national sample. Drug and Alcohol Review, 34, (4), pp. 366-374. DOI: 10.1111/dar.12265 [RJ1033] View web page

Tait, R., J. and Lenton, S. (2015). Online alcohol interventions, sexual violence and intimate partner violence: A systematic review. Internet Interventions, 2, (2), pp. 152-160. DOI: 10.1016/j.invent.2015.03.001 [RJ1017] View web page

Tait, R., J., McKetin, R., Kay-Lambkin, F., J., Carron-Arthur, B., Bennett, A., Bennett, K., Christensen, H. and Griffiths, K., M. (2015). Six-month outcomes of a web-based intervention for users of amphetamine-type stimulants: Randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 17, (4), pp. e105. DOI: 10.2196/jmir.3778 [RJ1032] View web page

Barratt, M., J., Allen, M. and Lenton, S. (2014). ‘PMA sounds fun’: Negotiating drug discourses online. Substance Use and Misuse, 49, pp. 987-998. DOI: 10.3109/10826084.2013.852584 [RJ887] View web page

Blaszczynski, A., Tait, R., J. and Mattick, R. (2014). Addictive Disorders. In Rieger, E. (ed.) Abnormal Psychology: Leading Researcher Perspectives (3rd ed). McGraw Hill Education, North Ryde, NSW. pp. 264-305. ISBN: 9781743078020 [CH201]

Tait, R., J. and Lenton, S. (2014). Commentary on Williams et al. (2014): Family matters: new resources for managing opioid overdose with take-home naloxone. Addiction, 109, (2), pp. 260-261. DOI: 10.1111/add.12396 [RJ946] View web page

Barratt, M., J. and Lenton, S. (2013). Drugs and the internet. In Ritter, A., King, T. and Hamilton, M. (eds.) Drug use in Australian society. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne. pp. 272-293. [CH183]

Barratt, M., J., Lenton, S. and Allen, M. (2013). Internet content regulation, public drug websites and the growth in hidden Internet services. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 20, pp. 231-237. DOI: 10.3109/09687637.2012.745828 [RJ873] View web page

Farrer, L., Gulliver, A., Chan, J., Batterham, P., J., Reynolds, J., Calear, A., Tait, R., J., Bennett, K. and Griffiths, K., M. (2013). A systematic review of technology-based interventions for mental health in tertiary students. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 15, (5), pp. e101. DOI: 10.2196/jmir.2639 [RJ907] View web page

Tait, R., J., Spijkerman, R. and Riper, H. (2013). Internet and Computer Based Interventions for Cannabis Use: A Meta-Analysis. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 133, (2), pp. 295-304. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2013.05.012 [RJ908] View web page

Allsop, S., Lee, N. and Barratt, M., J. (2012). Part 2: Personal perspectives. In Allsop, S. and Lee, N. (eds.) Perspectives on Amphetamine-Type Stimulants. I.P. Communications, Melbourne. pp. 117-158. ISBN: 978-0-9808649-9-1 [CH181]

Barratt, M., J. (2012). Silk Road: eBay for drugs [Letter to the editor]. Addiction, 107, (3), pp. 683. [RJ818]

Barratt, M., J. (2012). The efficacy of interviewing young drug users through online chat. Drug and Alcohol Review, 31, pp. 566–572. DOI: 10.1111/j.1465-3362.2011.00399.x [RJ816] View web page

Barratt, M., J. (2012). The internet poses unique challenges for drug prohibition. The Conversation. [UJ174] View web page

Barratt, M., J. (2011). A trip down the Silk Road. Injecting Advice. [UJ170] View web page Abstract

Barratt, M., J. (2011). Blocked: Internet filtering, drug websites and harm reduction in Australia. Dovetail, 6, pp. 10-13. [UJ173] Download PDF

Barratt, M., J. (2011). Discussing illicit drugs in public internet forums: Visibility, stigma, and pseudonymity. In Kjeldskov, J. and Paay, J. (eds.) C&T '11. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Communities and Technologies, Brisbane, Australia. ACM, New York, NY. pp. 159-168. ISBN: 978-1-4503-0824-3 [CH175] Abstract

Barratt, M., J. (2011). Drugs and information and communication technologies. DrugInfo, 9, (1), pp. 2. [UJ169] View web page

Barratt, M., J. (2011). Internet filtering, drug websites and harm reduction in Australia. Entheogenesis Australis (EGA) Journal, 3, pp. 102-105. [UJ172]

Barratt, M., J. (2011). Public submission to the ALRC National Classification Scheme review. [R250] Download PDF

Barratt, M., J. (2011). The proposed Australian internet filter: How will people who use drugs be affected? CentreLines, 34, pp. 2-4. [UJ171] Download PDF

Barratt, M., J. and Lenton, S. (2010). Beyond recruitment? Participatory online research with people who use drugs. International Journal of Internet Research Ethics, 3, (1), pp. 69-86. [RJ755] Download PDF

Nielsen, S. and Barratt, M., J. (2009). Prescription drug misuse: Is technology friend or foe? Drug and Alcohol Review, 28, pp. 81-86. [RJ686] Abstract