A vial of medicinal cannabis

Cannabis-based medicines should only be used under medical supervision until clinical studies have assessed their safety and efficacy, a University of Queensland drug expert has cautioned.

3 September 2018
100 international academics analysed alcohol use in 599,912 drinkers

Thresholds for safer alcohol use might need lowering, University of Queensland drug and alcohol experts have cautioned.

13 April 2018

Claims that medical cannabis use has reduced opioid overdose deaths in the United States have been challenged by a University of Queensland drug abuse expert.

23 February 2018
Professor Hall calls for "rigorous evaluation"

The future of international drug control treaties is in question because of recent treaty-violating decisions to legalise non-medical cannabis use in Canada, the United States and Uruguay.

14 September 2017
Meth was the most commonly consumed illicit drug tested across all Australian regions

A high use of methylamphetamine and prescription medications is a problem for regional Australia, according to an Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) report designed to combat illicit drugs.

28 March 2017
Professor Wayne Hall is calling for a minimum price per standard unit of alcohol.

An increase in alcohol taxation, a reduction in the hours of alcohol sales, and changes to how alcohol is promoted are all needed to reduce alcohol-related harm, a public health policy expert has argued.

20 February 2017

Significant decreases in cannabis use by young Australians have been tempered by a warning about challenges to physical and psychological health.

10 May 2016

Nearly three quarters of Australian 14-year-olds have tried alcohol, but how much of that is being provided by their parents?

9 May 2016

A University of Queensland researcher is a major contributor to a new World Health Organisation (WHO) report on the adverse health effects of nonmedical cannabis use.

17 March 2016
"Methamphetamine consumption increased 4.8 times in the metropolitan area over the timeframe,"

Methamphetamine residue found in the wastewater of a Queensland city has multiplied five times since 2009.

7 March 2016

The total number of regular methamphetamine users in Australia is 270,000 - greater than the populations of either Hobart or Townsville.

29 February 2016

Three UQ researchers have been inducted as fellows of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) at its inaugural scientific meeting.

8 October 2015

Social activism around substance abuse should not overlook Australia’s most lethal drug – alcohol.

10 September 2015
Until e-cigarettes are approved as medicines, smokers must obtain them from the black market.

A leading Australian substance abuse expert is pleading for moderation in e-cigarettes policies.

5 June 2015
UQ's Professor Ian Frazer is president of the new academy

RESEARCHERS from The University of Queensland feature prominently in the newly formed Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, launched this evening in Canberra.

25 March 2015

Snorkelling, kayaking and beach cricket were just some of the team building activities residential staff at The University of Queensland’s Gatton Campus took part in during a six-day training program.

18 February 2013

Research conducted by Professor Heather Douglas of The University of Queensland's TC Beirne School of Law has been used to support recommendations made in the House of Representatives Social Policy and Legal Affairs Committee report on Fetal Alcohol...

3 December 2012

The University of Queensland researchers are seeking to identify more effective ways of treating drug addiction to tackle the perceived prevalence of injecting drug use worldwide.

21 August 2012

The University of Queensland has been awarded a $2.44 million Centre of Research Excellence to research the design of a better mental health system for Australia.

3 August 2012

A new Australian drug study published today in The Lancet has found that cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug globally, while opioid use is a major cause of death.

6 January 2012