Parents can positively influence their children's alcohol use. One strategy they use is to provide their children with alcohol, believing it is the best way to teach their children how to drink responsibly. The impact of parental supply is not well understood and may be unintentionally harmful.
More than one quarter of Australian teenagers put themselves at risk of short-term alcohol-related harm at least once a month and 17% use an illicit drug at least once a year. As such, the need for prevention is clear.
This project utilises health record linkage to quantify the risk of cancer in opioid dependent people registered for pharmacotherapy in NSW. We will examine the relationship between cancer risk and infection with the blood-borne viruses hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV.