SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENTS
Posted on: Thu 16 Aug 2018
The use of Methamphetamine (Crystal Meth, Ice etc.) and Opioid (Fentanyl, Morphine, Codeine, Heroin etc.) drugs in Australia is on the rise. With Australia recently being labeled as one of the highest users of Ice in the world; South Australia ranks the highest in the nation for its use.
Recent research has uncovered a link between brain function and substance abuse recovery that may mean more drastic changes need to be made to help support everyone. This is because current methods may not take into count the differences in brain function.
Joining Breakfast host Nick Ward to discuss the issue is senior research fellow Dr. Julaine Allan from Charles Sturt University.
Produced by Rebecca St Clair