Take-home naloxone crucial but broader changes needed too: findings from ARC project

2019 workshop at the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD) conference: Tuesday 12 November, Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania. In early 2017 members of the SSAC team began work on an ARC Discovery project on take-home naloxone uptake in Australia. Entitled Understanding the impediments to uptake and diffusion of take-home naloxone in Australia,…

Now recruiting: Take-home naloxone study

Many thanks to those who have volunteered to be interviewed for SSAC’s project on ‘take-home’ naloxone in Australia. We have now begun conducting interviews with people who consume opioids in Sydney. Interviews will be conducted by research officer, Dr Jeanne Ellard. If you are interested in taking part the study, please contact research associate Adrian…

Now recruiting: Health professionals

Many thanks to those who have volunteered to be interviewed for SSAC’s project on ‘take-home’ naloxone in Australia. We have now begun interviewing health professionals in New South Wales about their experiences with and knowledge of opioids, overdose and take-home naloxone. We would like to interview: Pharmacotherapy prescribers Pain management specialists General practitioners Pharmacists Participation…

Now recruiting: People with chronic pain

Many thanks to those who have volunteered to be interviewed for SSAC’s project on ‘take-home’ naloxone in Australia. We have now begun recruiting people who consume opioid medications to manage chronic pain living in New South Wales. Interviews will be conducted by Research Assistant, Dr Jeanne Ellard. If you are are interested in taking part,…

New study: Take-home naloxone in Australia

A team of researchers led by SSAC’s Professor Suzanne Fraser will begin work this month on a new project investigating impediments to uptake of ‘take-home’ naloxone in Australia. Entitled ‘Understanding the impediments to uptake and diffusion of take-home naloxone in Australia’, the project is funded by the Australian Research Council, and coordinated by research associate…

ARC funding to support important new SSAC projects

New funding from the Australian Research Council will allow the SSAC team to launch two new major Australian alcohol and other drug research projects in 2017. Totalling almost $1million, the funding will support research on the use of performance and image enhancing drugs in Australia, and the uptake of naloxone, a lifesaving medication that reverses…