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.
Old habits die hard
Pandemic-induced stress can result in the return of unhealthy behaviours, but there are ways to minimise the effects.
Explained: The stages of isolation
Self-isolation is an alien concept to most people, but there are ways we can mitigate the stresses it brings.
Avoiding a deadly double
Maintaining or expanding addiction services is vital if we’re to avert a syndemic of opioid overdoses and COVID-19.
High-risk online gamble
COVID-19-enforced shutdowns of pubs, clubs and casinos could push high-risk gamblers to shift their habit online.
Episode 16: #NoFilter
What does the world look like if we fail to properly address the impacts of social media on mental health?
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.
Pokies, guns and money
The tactics used by the Australian gaming machine lobby are disturbingly similar to those of the NRA in the US.
eSports in schools: Let the games begin
Interest is growing in the possible teaching and learning applications of eSports across all areas of the curriculum.
Bike helmets a barrier for disabled cyclists
Our mandatory bicycle helmet laws are less than accommodating to those living with a disability.
Opioids – where to from here?
Opioids are among the most powerful analgesics available to medicine, but they have huge capacity to cause harm. In trying to solve one problem, is a bigger one being created?
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.
Giving and growing
Philanthropy is now viewed as a way of creating communities of people with a shared goal of bringing positive, practical change to the world.
A playground for the brain
Innovative treatment approaches to compulsions and addictions are the focus of the new neuroscience research lab, BrainPark.
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.
Back from the brink
A sudden funding change plunged a youth service into an existential crisis. To survive required a radical shift in how it operated.
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.
Food for thought
Understanding how our brain responds to good and bad food choices could help combat the world's obesity epidemic.
Pokies addict loses case against Crown Melbourne
Bid to force slot machine changes to better reflect winning chances fails in historic court case.
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.
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