September 2021

The term ‘synthetic cannabis’ (or ‘synthetic marijuana’) has been widely used. The term, however, is wrong, as NDARC’s Professor Shane Darke explains.

September 2021

A new National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) Director is expected to be appointed before the end of 2021 after Professor Simon Lenton announced plans to step down.

September 2021

We are now only 2 months out from the APSAD 2021 Brisbane Conference and the NCETA team are busy putting the final touches on their presentations.

September 2021

The 2021 NDARC Annual Research Symposium will be held online across three days from Wednesday 20 October – Friday 22 October. Our planned in-person event will be held at the UNSW Roundhouse early in 2022 on a date to be determined.

September 2021

The latest findings from a range of Australian and international alcohol and illicit drug research, plus a practical workshop focused on consumer and stakeholder engagement in research, are feature

September 2021

New National Workforce Development Strategy aims to build the capacity of the AOD workforce to respond to contemporary issues and be prepared for future emerging needs.

September 2021

The quit smoking medicine ‘varenicline’ was found to be three times more effective in helping pregnant women stop smoking than nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) patches in a first of its kind study.

September 2021

Cracks in the Ice has launched the first national website providing trusted, evidence-based, and up-to-date resources about crystal methamphetamine for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

September 2021

Join this special event when NDARC’s Dr Alys Havard and Professor Hayden McRobbie will discuss all things e-cigarettes and vaping in this collaborative event, part of the UNSW Centre for Ideas ‘international conversations’ series.

July 2021

NCETA was delighted to be invited by the Healthy Workplaces South Australia Community of Practice to deliver a presentation on our recently launched WorkLife website (

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