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BRAND NEW TRAINING OPPORTUNITY!

MANAGING RESISTANCE: RESPONDING TO CLIENTS WHO DON’T WANT TO CHANGE   Do you come across clients who don’t feel the need to change their substance use, despite experiencing health, social, financial or legal harms? Are you unsure of what to say, or frustrated with their ‘yes……but…’ type of responses? ould you like to learn how […]

NEWS ARTICLE SPOTLIGHT!

New heroin treatment option yielding positive results among patients at Melbourne injecting rooms (ABC).   Recently, there was an article posted on the ABC regarding a trial of long-acting injectable buprenorphine in a clinic in Richmond, Victoria, as part of a push to improve outcomes for medication-assisted treatment of opioid dependence. The article is written […]

RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT

  Drug-using nursing mothers and breastfeeding outcome: a cohort-study. Published in: Saúde Mental, Alchool e Drogas (Portuguese translation: Mental health, alcohol and drugs). By: Ribeiro, S, & Fernandes, R. 2021   WHAT WAS THE STUDY ABOUT? The aim of this study was to assess the association between substance use and the duration of exclusive breastfeeding among […]

NHMRC LOW RISK DRINKING GUIDELINES!

Did you know that NHMRC have updated their low-risk drinking guidelines? The new guidelines released in December 2020 recommend no more than 4 standard drinks on any one occasion, and no more than 10 standard drinks per week. The guidelines also recommend zero alcohol consumption for both children under the age of 18, and for […]

NEW PODCAST APPEARANCE!

  Recently, Associate Professor Robert Ali appeared on the Real Drug Talk podcast with Jack Nagle, to chat about addiction, and the state of drug policy in Australia. As you know, Robert was the Clinical Director at Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia (DASSA) for 30 years, and so his views are widely respected in […]

NEWS ARTICLE SPOTLIGHT

  THE CONVERSATION: Vaping and e-cigarettes are glamourised on social media, putting young people in harm’s way Authored by Associate Professor Jonine Jancey, Curtin University.   Having read the excellent piece by Associate Professor Jonine Jancey published recently in The Conversation about e-cigarettes and vaping, it is becoming increasingly evident that the current practices towards […]