We develop novel interventions based on the latest psychological, biological and neuroscience evidence and evaluate their effectiveness using scientifically rigorous trial methodologies. Our priority focus is building the evidence base for low-cost, comprehensive and accessible interventions that prevent relapse and optimise health and well-being.
Ready2Change - Alcohol
Ready2Change-Alcohol Determining the efficacy of a telephone-delivered intervention in reducing alcohol severity among individuals with alcohol use problems.
Ready2Change - Methamphetamine
Determining the efficacy of a telephone-delivered intervention in reducing methamphetamine use among individuals with alcohol use problems.
These research programs pioneers promising new pharmacological agents and formulas, targeting neurotransmitter systems that underline addictive behaviours. The focus is on examining the safety and efficacy and of novel, affordable medications that aim to reduce drug craving, consumption or prevent relapse.
The NAC for Ice Trial
Examining a new approach to treating crystal methamphetamine (ice) dependence.
Nicotine As Treatment (NEAT)
Understanding the effectiveness of vapourised nicotine products and telephone counselling in helping clients cease smoking following discharge from residential treatment.
Lisdexamfetamine for the treatment of methamphetamine addiction
Investigating lisdexamfetamine as a safe and effective treatment for methamphetamine dependence.
The Depot Evaluation Buprenorphine Utilisation Trial
Exploring Buvidal as a new medication to treat opioid dependence.
Oxytocin for methamphetamine withdrawal in women
Developing a world-first approach to improving treatment outcomes for women experiencing methamphetamine withdrawal.
Cognitive Bias Modification - Alcohol
Using brain-training to determine whether people can avoid relapse to alcohol use after discharge from treatment.
Cognitive Bias Modification - Methamphetamine
Using brain-training to determine whether people can reduce methamphetamine cravings and prevent relapse after they leave rehabilitation.
Assessing the feasibility and acceptability of a mobile based app to help people drink less alcohol and on fewer days.
Social Networks and Recovery Study
Understanding the impact of therapeutic community treatment on recovery, with a particular emphasis on social network and social identity change.
Self-Management and Recovery Treatment
Exploring perceived barriers to embedding peer-support in addiction treatment services from the perspective of facilitators, service managers and group members.
Australian Life in Recovery Project
Examining peoples’ experiences of addiction and recovery and exploring the impacts of recovery on peoples’ lives.
Treatment systems and pathways
Examining problems faced by addiction clients and the complex pathways and combinations of treatment and other services they access, and how these factors relate to treatment outcomes.
Evaluating packages of care for addiction clients with differing levels of need, focussing on five key streams of activity.
Integrated working project
Examining evidence-based integrated working strategies in an addiction context to inform recommendations for services providing addiction treatment in Victoria.