This publication is intended to provide the basis for practitioners without specialist alcohol and other drug training to gain a greater understanding of how alcohol consumption changed during COVID-19, to better understand potential alcohol-related harms, and to develop strategies to support clients who may be...
This report highlights the worrying fact that digital marketing for alcohol, unhealthy food and gambling is reaching children at a very young age, affecting their attitudes, habits, consumption – and health. These consequences could be lifelong, determining the habits they form and the quality of...
This paper describes the findings from the outcome evaluation of the Adolescent Family Violence Program. The results show that the program had a positive impact on young people and their families, leading to improved parenting capacity and parent–adolescent attachment.
The Victorian government is trialling a medically supervised injecting room at the North Richmond Community Health site in Melbourne. The service was established for an initial two-year trial period, which will be extended for a further three years, based on the evidence gathered in the...
A referendum this year will ask the public whether they support legalising the use of cannabis, accompanied by regulation, education and taxation. This discussion paper updates the overseas evidence and assesses the government’s proposal.
This research was commissioned by the Health Promotion Agency / Te Hiringa Hauora (HPA) to understand and document what data on alcohol use is held within the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI). This information will support alcohol and IDI researchers to make better use of the...
Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Amendment (Pill Testing Pilot for Drug Harm Reduction) Bill 2019: Bill Brief
This Bill Brief looks at legislative attempts to introduce pill testing across all Australian states and territories. It includes an overview of major stakeholder opinions on pill testing, and brief descriptions of existing pill testing programs in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), New Zealand, the...
The findings in this report support the development of further pill testing trials in Australia, using diverse implementation models, with a focus on designing and implementing the services in a manner that is responsive to their unique contexts, rather than applying any single implementation approach.
The Special Commission of Inquiry into the Drug ‘Ice’ published four Issues Papers, which are intended to be read together and to provide guidance to individuals and organisations interested in the Inquiry as to the issues that the Special Commission will investigate.
The Global State report is designed to be an advocacy and reference tool for a wide range of audiences, including international donor organisations, multilateral and bilateral agencies, civil society and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), organisations of people who use drugs, researchers and the media.