Dispelling the myths
Melbourne is set to get its second safe injecting facility, but objections to them continue to overshadow the enormous public health gains made.
Regulating opioid supply
New rules aim to curb opioid-related deaths in Australia. These changes are a step in the right direction, but we need to tread carefully to avoid unintended consequences.
Avoiding a deadly double
Maintaining or expanding addiction services is vital if we’re to avert a syndemic of opioid overdoses and COVID-19.
Platforms of peril
Research has started to show that social media overuse can, much like drug and gambling addictions, lead to poor decision-making.
Retraining the brain
From dementia to depression to drug addiction, artificial brain stimulation has been hailed as a landmark medical technology for the future. But safeguards are needed if we want the benefits without the risks.
Treating opioid dependence
Treatments for opioid dependence, such as methadone and buprenorphine, are effective. But some people who stand to benefit are missing out.
Missing the point
The recent controversy embroiling the Richmond injecting room is overshadowing its positive community impact.
Bike helmets a barrier for disabled cyclists
Our mandatory bicycle helmet laws are less than accommodating to those living with a disability.
Preparing the paramedics
A new report reveals alarming statistics regarding male self-harm, and how first responders feel ill-prepared to deal with patients in mental crisis.
Bracing for the opioid tsunami
The drug epidemic that's claimed thousands of lives in the US is swiftly becoming a threat to the health of many Australians.
David Winston Turner Endowment Fund
Using the latest thinking in brain research, BrainPark – The David W. Turner Research Clinic, will empower people with compulsivity disorders to create healthier lives for themselves.
Episode 8: The science of addiction
Monash experts discuss the research that's helping change the way we view and treat different forms of addiction.
Delving into ice psychosis
A new study has looked at why some crystal meth users are more likely to experience mental health problems than others.
Pokies, we have a problem
Poker machines are doing great harm, but the gaming industry's deep pockets means it's an issue that's unlikely to be solved any time soon.
All victims should be equal
The government's proposed redress scheme for victims of institutional child sexual abuse controversially excludes some victims
Professor (Research), Turner Institute For the Brain and Mental Health
Professor and Head, Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice
PhD candidate and teaching associate, Faculty of Law
Head of Gambling and Social Determinants
Head, Servier Drug Discovery Program
Professor, Addiction Studies and Services; Director, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre
Associate Professor & ARC DECRA Fellow, Centre for Health Economics
NHMRC Career Development Fellow, Senior Research Fellow & Psychologist
PhD Candidate at the Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Deputy Director, Monash Addiction Research Centre
Professor, Surgery Alfred Hospital
Senior Research Fellow, Psychology
Lecturer, School of Law
PhD Candidate (Clinical Psychology)
Associate Professor, Law Research Services
Professor (Research), Psychology