Changing Crown’s board is not enough. It’s time for tough regulation
Australia Day Honours and Awards 2021
Professor Dan Lubman appointed Member of the Order of Australia
Professor Dan Lubman, Director of the Monash Addiction Research Centre (MARC) and Executive Clinical Director of Turning Point national drug and alcohol treatment centre, was today appointed a Member of the Order of Australia as part of the
A mental disorder, not a personal failure: Why now is the time for Australia to rethink addiction
Oxycodone-related ambulance presentations are more likely to be women
A new study by researchers from Monash University has shown that women and people with mental health issues are more likely to require attendance by an ambulance for oxycodone misuse.
Changing the narrative of addiction in Australia
Australia is in crisis when it comes to addressing addiction, with around one in 20 Australians having an addiction or substance abuse problem, and costs associated with alcohol and drug-related harms to Australian society exceed $55.2 billion
Injectable opioid treatment – an important option for a minority of people who use drugs
Reducing problem drinking by training the subconscious brain
When we drink frequently, alcohol cues such as places, sights, smells, and social situations that remind us of drinking, subconsciously capture our attention and drive impulses to drink. This tendency is called a cognitive bias.
Pushing away your poison: New form of brain-training helps prevent relapse after alcohol treatment
A recent study has shown that it may be possible to dampen the workings of the subconscious brain to prevent alcohol relapse, the results leading to a world-first trial of a personalised smartphone app called “SWiPE”.