News: Alcohol and Drugs

20 March 2023

Part of a study conducted by the Department of Paediatrics at Nepean Hospital in partnership with the Prevention Education and Research Unit, WSLHD and the Department of Adolescent Medicine and...

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27 February 2023

Recently, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) Drug & Alcohol (D&A) Service conducted interviews with GPs who prescribe Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) for people with a history of opioid...

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6 February 2023

In 2020, the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care funded researchers from the Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use at the University of Sydney...

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22 August 2022

A recent study was conducted on services provided by SESLHD drug and alcohol as part of a GP and Drug and Alcohol specialist service collaboration. The most common request from GPs was...

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6 July 2021

Urgent drug warning: ‘MDMA (Ecstasy) powder’ found to contain: 25C-NBOMe a synthetic hallucinogen; and 4-fluoroamphetamine, a stimulant. Several hospitalisations have been reported in the Sydney region. The NBOMe drugs can...

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14 December 2020

During the holiday season, many services will be closed, with limited availability or at full capacity. Take advantage of reliable Australian mental health websites and support lines. Many people can...

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