August 2018

Agius, P A., Aitken, C K., Breen, C., & Dietze, P M. Repeat participation in the annual cross-sectional surveys of drug users and its implications for analysis. BMC Research Notes, 11, 1. doi:10.1186/s13104-018-3454-y

Arunogiri, S., McKetin, R., Verdejo-Garcia, A. and Lubman, D. (2018). The methamphetamine-associated psychosis spectrum: A clinically focused review. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. pp. 1-12. DOI: 10.1007/s11469-018-9934-4. Link:

Butterworth, P., Becker, D., Degenhardt, L., Hall, W D., & Patton, G C. Amphetamine use in the fourth decade of life: social profiles from a population-based Australian cohort. Drug and Alcohol Review, Advance online publication, 1-9. doi: 10.1111/dar.12840

Campbell, G., Hall, W D., Peacock, A., Lintzeris, N., Bruno, R., Larance, B., Nielsen, S., Cohen, M., Chan, G., Mattick, R P., Blyth, F., Shanahan, M., Dobbins, T., Farrell, M., & Degenhardt, L. Effect of cannabis use in people with chronic non-cancer pain prescribed opioids: findings from a 4-year prospective cohort study. The Lancet Public Health, 3, 7, e341-e350. doi: 10.1016/S2468-2667(18)30110-5

Coomber, R., Moyle, L., Belackova, V., Decorte, T., Hakkarainen, P., Hathaway, A., Laidler, K.J., Lenton, S., Murphy, S., Scott, J.A., Stefunkova, M., van den Ven, K., Vlaeminck, M. and Werse, B. (2018). The burgeoning recognition and accommodation of the social supply of drugs in international criminal justice systems: An eleven-nation comparative overview. International Journal of Drug Policy, 58, pp. 93-103. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2018.05.010. Link:

Couto e Cruz, C., Salom, C.L., Dietze, P, Lenton, S, Burns, L, Alati, R. (2018). Frequent experience of discrimination among people who inject drugs: Links with health and wellbeing. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 190, pp. 188-194. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.06.009.  Link:

Day, C A., Coupland, H., Moenstad, M., & Burns, L. The need for more research and considered debate regarding women-only treatment services: A comment on Neale et al (2018). Addiction, Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/add.14364 

Evans-Lacko, S., Aguilar-Gaxiola, S., Al-Hamzawi, A., Alonso, J., Benjet, C., Bruffaets, R. [...] Thormncroft, G on behalf of the WHO World Mental Health Survey Collaborators, Degenhardt, L & Slade, T. Socio-economic variations in the mental health treatment gap for people with anxiety, mood, and substance use disorders. Psychological Medicine, 48, 9, 1560-1571. doi: 0.1017/S0033291717003336

Foulds, J., Manning, V., Garfield, J.B., Allsop, S., Lam, T., Arunogiri, S. and Lubman, D. (2018). Prescribed sedative and other psychotropic medication use among clients attending alcohol and other drug treatment. Drug and Alcohol Review. DOI: 10.1111/dar.12841. Link:

Fraser, S., Valentine, K. and Ekendahl, M. (2018). Drugs, brains and other subalterns: Public debate and the new materialist politics of addiction (early online). Body & Society. DOI: 10.1177/1357034X18781738. Link:

Fraser, S., Farrugia, A.C. and Dwyer, R. (2018). Grievable lives? Death by opioid overdose in Australian newspaper coverage. International Journal of Drug Policy, 59, pp. 28-35. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2018.06.004. Link:

GBD 2016 Healthcare Access and Quality Collaborators, Dolan, K. Measuring performance on the Healthcare Access and Quality Index for 195 countries and territories and selected subnational locations: a systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. The Lancet, 391, 10136, 2236-2271. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30994-2

Grigg, J., Barratt, M.J. and Lenton, S. (2018). Double dropping down under: Correlates of simultaneous consumption of two ecstasy pills in a sample of Australian outdoor music festival attendees. Drug and Alcohol Review. DOI: 10.1111/dar.12843. Link:

Gupta, H., Lam, T., Pettigrew, S. and Tait, R.J. (2018). The association between exposure to social media alcohol marketing and youth alcohol use in India and Australia. BMC Public Health, 18, (726). DOI: 10.1186/s12889-018-5645-9. Link:

Hickman, H., Larney, S., Peacock, A., Jones, H., Grebely, J., & Degenhardt, L. Competing global statistics on prevalence of injecting drug use: why does it matter and what can be done? Addiction, Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/add.14383

Hutchinson, D., Wilson, J., Allsop, S., Elliott, E.J., Najman, J.M., Burns, L., Bartu, A., Jacobs, S., Honan, I., McCormack, C., Rossen, L., Fiedler, H., Stone, C., Khor, S., Ryan, J., Youssef, G., Olsson, C.A., Mattick, R. and Triple B Research Consortium (2018). Cohort profile: The Triple B Pregnancy Cohort Study: A longitudinal study of the relationship between alcohol, tobacco and other substance use during pregnancy and the health and well-being of Australian children and families. International Journal of Epidemiology, 47, (1), pp. 26-27. DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyx126. Link:

Hughes, C., & Ritter, A. What does the research evidence tell us about what Australians think about the legal status of drugs? A 2018 update. DPMP Bulletin No. 25. Retrieved from

Ma, J., Bao, YP., Wang, RJ., Su, MF., Liu, MX., Li, JQ., Degenhardt, L., Farrell, M., Blow, F C., Ilgen, M., Shi, J., & Lu, L. Effects of medication-assisted treatment on mortality among opioids users. Molecular Psychiatry, Advance online publication, 1-16. doi: 10.1038/s41380-018-0094-5

Ma, J., Li, XD., Wang, TY., Li, SQ., Blow, F C., Ilgen, M., Degenhardt, L., Lappin, J., Wu, P., Shi, J. Bao, YP., & Lu, L. Relationship between the duration of methamphetamine use and psychotic symptoms: A two-year prospective cohort study. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 187, 363-369. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.03.023

McKetin, R., Hides, L., Kavanagh, D., Saunders, J.B. and Dawe, S. (2018). First psychotic episode risk markers for primary psychosis amongst people who use methamphetamine (Letter to the Editor). Schizophrenia Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.schres.2018.04.021. Link:

Mills, K L., Marel, C., Darke, S., Ross, J., Slade, T., & Teesson, M. The long-term impact of post traumatic stress disorder on recovery from heroin dependence. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 89, 60-66. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2018.04.001

Moazan, B., Moghaddan, S S., Silbernagl, M A., Lotfizadeh, M., Bosworth, R, J, Alammehrjerdi, Z., Kinner, S A., Wirtz, A L., Bärnighausen, T W., Stöver, H J., & Dolan, K A. Prevalence of drug injection, sexual activity, tattooing, and piercing among prison inmates. Epidemiologic Reviews, 40, 1, 58-69. doi: 10.1093/epirev/mxy002

Ndeffo-Mbah, M L., Vigliotti, V S., Skrip, L A., Dolan, K., & Galvani, A P. Dynamic models of infectious disease transmission in prisons and the general population. Epidemiologic Reviews, 40, 1, 40-56. doi: 10.1093/epirev/mxx014

Nicholas, R. (2018). Responding to problems related to pharmaceutical opioids: A resource for prescribers. National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA), Flinders University, Adelaide.

Peacock, A., Larance, B., Bruno, R., Pearson, SA., Buckley, N A., Farrell, M., & Degenhardt, L. Post-marketing studies of pharmaceutical opioid abuse-deterrent formulations: a framework for research design and reporting. Addiction, Advance online publication.  doi: 10.1111/add.14380

Pikovsky, M., Peacock, A., Larney, S., Larance, B., Conroy, E., Nelson, E., & Degenhardt, L. Alcohol use disorder and associated physical health complications and treatment amongst individuals with and without opioid dependence: A case-control study. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 188, 304-310. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.04.016

Roxburgh, A., Pilgrim, J L., Hall, W D., Burns, L., & Degenhardt, L. Accurate identification of opioid overdose deaths using coronial data. Forensic Science International, 287, 40-46. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2018.03.032

Silins, E., Horwood, J., Najman, J.M., Patton, G., Toumbourou, J., Olsson, C.A., Hutchinson, D., Degenhardt, L., Fergusson, D.M., Becker, K., Boden, J.M., Borschmann, R., Plotnikova, M., Youssef, G., Tait, R.J., Clare, P., Hall, W., Mattick, R. and Cannabis Research Consortium (2018). Adverse adult consequences of different alcohol use patterns in adolescence: An integrative analysis of data to age 30 years from four Australasian cohorts. Addiction. DOI: 10.1111/add.14263. Link:

Spaulding, A C., Eldridge, G D., Chico, C E., Morrisseau, N., Drobeniuc, A., Fils-Aime, R., Day, C., Hopkins, R., Xingzhong, J., Chen, J., & Dolan, K A. Smoking in correctional settings worldwide: prevalence, bans, and interventions. Epidemiological Reviews, 40, 1, 82-95. doi: 10.1093/epirev/mxy005

Stockings, E., Bartlem, K., Hall, A., Hodder, R., Gilligan, C., Wiggers, J., Sherker, S., & Wolfendon, L. Whole-of-community interventions to reduce population-level harms arising from alcohol and other drug use. Addiction, Advance online publication, 1-35. doi: 10.1111/add.14277

Sunderland, M., Batterham, P., Calear, A., & Carragher, N. Validity of the PROMIS depression and anxiety common metrics in an online sample of Australian adults. Quality of Life Research, Advance online publication, 1-6. doi: 10.1007/s11136-018-1905-5

Sunderland, M., Batterham, P., Calear, A., Carragher, N., Baillie, A., & Slade, T. High agreement was obtained across scores from multiple equated scales for social anxiety disorder using item response theory. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 99, 132-143. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2018.04.003

Tait, R.J., Kirkman, J. and Schaub, M. (2018). A randomized controlled trial of a participatory health promotion mobile app addressing alcohol use problems: The “Daybreak” program study protocol. Journal of Medical Internet Research Research Protocols, 7, (5), pp. e1-11. DOI: 10.2196/resprot.9982. Link:

Thornton, L K., Chapman, C., Leidl, D., Conroy, C., Teesson, M., Slade, T., Koning, I., Champion, K., Stapinski, L., & Newton, N. Climate schools plus: An online, combined student and parent, universal drug prevention program. Internet Interventions, 12, 36-45. doi: 10.1016/j.invent.2018.03.007

Voce, A., McKetin, R., Burns, R., Castle, D., & Calabria, B. The relationship between illicit amphetamine use and psychiatric symptom profiles in schizophrenia and affective psychoses. Psychiatry Research, 265, 19-24. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2018.04.015

Waleewong, O., Laslett, A.L., Chenhall, R. and Room, R. (2018). Seeking-help for harm from others’ drinking in five Asian countries: Variation between societies, by type of harm and by source of help. Alcohol and Alcoholism. DOI: 10.1093/alcalc/agy044. Link:

Walker, S., Lancaster, K., Stoove, M.A., Higgs, P. and Wilson, M. (2018). “I lost me visits”: A critical examination of prison drug policy and its effects on connection to family for incarcerated young men who inject drugs. Contemporary Drug Problems. DOI: 10.1177/0091450918777280. Link:

West, R., Marsden, J., Humphreys, K., & Darke, S. A revised checklist for writing up research reports. Addiction, Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/add.14269

Wilkins, C., Sznitman, S., Decorte, T., Hakkarainen, P. and Lenton, S. (2018). Characteristics of cannabis cultivation in New Zealand and Israel. Drugs and Alcohol Today, 18, (2), pp. 90-98. DOI: 10.1108/ DAT-03-2018-0010. Link:

Wilkins, C., Sznitman, S., Decorte, T., Hakkarainen, P. and Lenton, S. (2018). Characteristics of cannabis cultivation in New Zealand and Israel. Drugs and Alcohol Today, 18, (2), pp. 90-98. DOI: 10.1108/ DAT-03-2018-0010. Link:

Wirstz, A L., Yeh, P T., Flath, N L., Beyrer, C., & Dolan, K. HIV and viral hepatitis among imprisoned key populations. Epidemiologic Reviews, 40, 1, 12-26. doi: 10.1093/epirev/mxy003