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Methamphetamine use among adolescent population has increased

Methamphetamine use

A School of Public Health and Medicine media story on vulnerable adolescents which reported that the use of methamphetamines had doubled in five years was one of the ten top media stories for 2016 in UNSW Medicine. The story reached 1.1 million Australians with articles in the Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, and ABC radio spots including the AM program, radio drive programs across the country and a piece in the Conversation. The media coverage was based on an article by Dr Sally Nathan, Dr Patrick Rawstorne and Professor Andrew Hayen from the School together with Mr Mark Ferry from the Ted Noffs Foundation and Ms Anna Bethmont published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

Read articles:

Trends in drug use among adolescents admitted to residential treatment in Australia, MJA 204 (4), 7 March 2016.

Address other life problems to get at-risk young people off methamphetamines, The Conversation, 7 March 2016.

Dr Sally Nathan is a Senior Lecturer at UNSW Australia, Andrew Hayen is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics at UNSW Australia, Dr Patrick Rawstorne is a Senior Lecturer in International Health at UNSW Australia, Ranmalie Jayasinha is a Research Associate at UNSW Australia, Mr Mark Ferry, Chief Operating Officer at the Ted Noffs Foundation and Ms Anna Bethmont, former Master of Public Health student at UNSW Australia.


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