Epigenetics may explain why children of mothers who smoke during pregnancy are more likely to use substances later in life.
Using activities that interest young men can encourage them to adopt healthy behaviour.
Conventional health interventions for men in poor communities who engage in risky behaviour are not effective. The solution may lie with soccer.
Since 2009 an increasing number of drugs have emerged that are designed to circumvent the law and are cheap to produce.
There is a potential for significant harm in Australia if we don't have adequate systems in place to monitor our drug markets and respond rapidly when specific dangers are detected.
The women were not supported through traumatic events.
I conducted interviews with 26 young women in alcohol and drug treatment services in Victoria. More than half of them disclosed a history of sexual abuse and 20 spoke about cutting themselves.
Young men with problem drug-use have high rates of mental health problems and backgrounds of contact with child protection.
Awareness of social factors, such as society's perpetuation of masculinity, are critical to understanding the interconnections between trauma, disadvantage and substance abuse in young men.
Using medicines to stay awake?
College students who take stimulants such as Adderall to get an academic edge might be setting themselves up unknowingly to a vicious cycle of substance abuse and addiction.
The number of child street hawkers is on the rise in Nigeria.
Children who hawk goods on their heads on Nigeria's streets face an array of health hazards and physical dangers. The government must take steps to reduce this practice.
New research aims to bring hope to the often forgotten or stigmatised friends and relatives of those who die from drug or alcohol use.
Young people in custody or serving community-based orders suffer from depression, substance abuse and dependence at significantly…
A report has found 34% of young people serving a community-based order and 66% in custody have a substance abuse problem.
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Improving health services in the juvenile justice system and the community could reduce the risk of youth offenders repeating…
Marriages where only one spouse drinks heavily are more likely to end in divorce compared to couples who drink together or…
People who were abused as children are more likely to suffer mental health and substance abuse disorders.
There is great support within the community for the Royal Commission into child sexual abuse. Many people have high hopes it will right the wrongs of the past and help us, as a nation, to eliminate future…
Many of us feel that our internet use verges on problematic but this is different to addiction.
MATTERS OF THE MIND – a series which examines the clinician’s bible for diagnosing mental disorders, the DSM, and the controversy surrounding the forthcoming fifth edition. The term “addiction” is conspicuously…
This is how to illustrate an article about petrol sniffing without breaching vulnerable people’s privacy.
Once again, petrol sniffing in Indigenous communities is in the headlines. And once again, sadly, the restraint that newspapers normally exercise in reporting drug issues among non-Indigenous Australians…
Workers are more likely to take remedial action to treat substance abuse, as well as reducing workplace intoxication and…