Our Research Streams

The CRE aims to generate new research to increase the knowledge base regarding the effective prevention and treatment to comorbid mental health and substance use disorders. These aims will be achieved via three research streams focusing on the prevention, treatment, and epidemiology, of comorbid mental health and substance use disorders.

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Anxiety, depressive and substance use disorders account for three quarters of the disability attributed to mental disorders. The peak of this disability occurs in those 15-24 years old and corresponds with the typical period of onset of these problems. Critically, anxiety, depression and substance...
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One in every two people will develop a mental health or substance use disorder during their lifetime. Our treatment research aims to develop and evaluate the efficacy of novel interventions to treat these disorders as well as their combination. Our research thus far has focused on the testing of...
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Epidemiological studies of mental health and substance use disorders are vital to understanding the size and nature of the health challenges posed by these disorders. Our epidemiology stream aims to carry out epidemiological studies, both cross-sectional and longitudinal, examining the prevalence,...
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Who we are The Prevention and Early Intervention in Mental Illness and Substance Use Centre of Research Excellence (PREMISE) was funded in 2018 by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council. The objective of the PREMISE CRE is to provide a world first synergy of the leading...