Affiliation: Australian National University
- A review of the efficacy and effectiveness of harm reduction strategies for alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugsAlison Ritter
Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Drug Alcohol Rev 25:611-24. 2006..The same cannot be concluded for alcohol or tobacco. Research at a broad policy level is required, especially in light of the failure by many policy makers to adopt cost-effective harm reduction interventions...
- Fast-tracking implementation through trial design: the case of buprenorphine treatment in VictoriaGabriele Bammer
National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Aust N Z J Public Health 33:34-9. 2009..We investigated how a randomised controlled trial (RCT) could be designed to incorporate features known or thought likely to enhance the uptake of the new treatment into clinical practice post-trial...
- Effective drug policy: a new approach demonstrated in the Drug Policy Modelling ProgramAlison Ritter
National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney, Australia
Drug Alcohol Rev 26:265-71. 2007..The purpose of employing an integrative methodology is to create the potential for new drug policy insights, ideas and interventions - not restricted to one body of evidence, nor to accidental or fortuitous policy-making processes...
- Speaking truth to powerAlison Ritter
Drug Alcohol Rev 27:113-4. 2008
- The costs and consequences of three policy options for reducing heroin dependencyTimothy J Moore
Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre Fitzroy, Vic, Australia
Drug Alcohol Rev 26:369-78. 2007..This study compares the costs and consequences of three interventions for reducing heroin dependency: pharmacotherapy maintenance, residential rehabilitation and prison...
- Comparing alcohol policies between countries: science or silliness?Alison Ritter
Drug Policy Modelling Program, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
PLoS Med 4:e153. 2007
- Methamphetamine alarm: are we forgetting what we know?Alison Ritter
Drug Alcohol Rev 26:227-30. 2007
- Contingency management: perspectives of Australian service providersJacqui Cameron
Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Fitzroy, Vic, Australia
Drug Alcohol Rev 26:183-9. 2007..Contingency management is an important adjunctive treatment intervention and its use in Australia has the potential to enhance treatment outcomes. No unmanageable barriers were identified in this study...
- Australian clinician attitudes towards contingency management: comparing down under with AmericaAlison Ritter
National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
Drug Alcohol Depend 87:312-5. 2007..To date, no research has examined Australian clinicians attitudes towards CM nor assessed the extent to which Australian clinicians share the concerns of American clinicians...
- The relationship between take-away methadone policies and methadone diversionAlison Ritter
Head of Research, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Inc, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
Drug Alcohol Rev 24:347-52. 2005..Consideration of the benefits, rather than merely the harms, of various take-away policy options may provide an evidence-based platform for take-away policy development...
- Randomized controlled trial of a brief behavioural intervention for reducing hepatitis C virus risk practices among injecting drug usersThamizan Tucker
Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Addiction 99:1157-66. 2004..Future research could evaluate the efficacy of the BBV-TRAQ as a risk behaviour intervention and counselling tool in clinical, NSP and peer education settings...