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Nicole Lee

Nicole Lee

Associate Professor at the National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University

Nicole Lee is Adjunct Associate Professor at the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) Curtin University and Director of 360Edge (www.360edge.com.au) a specialist evaluation and training consultancy for the alcohol and other drugs and mental health sectors.

She is a practicing psychologist, and has worked in the alcohol and drug and mental health fields for 25 years as clinician, trainer, researcher and manager.

Her main areas of expertise are in methamphetamine policy and practice, alcohol and other drug dependence, and co-occurring mental health and substance use. She has significant experience in evidence based practice and policy development.

Nicole is Past National President of the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy (AACBT), and Deputy Editor of the Drug and Alcohol Review journal. She has previously served on the boards of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD) and the Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia (ADCA).

Testing festival goers' pills isn't the only way to reduce overdoses. Here's what else works

Jul 08, 2019 23:40 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health

The NSW inquest into recent drug deaths at music festivals is due to start this week. So focus is turning to how to make music festivals safer by reducing drug-related incidents. We know that prohibition doesnt work to...

Did you look forward to last night's bottle of wine a bit too much? Ladies, you're not alone

Feb 25, 2019 04:47 am UTC| Insights & Views Life

This month, close to 40,000 people, mostly women, have given up alcohol for FebFast and many others will be participating in Dry July. These events began as fundraisers for various social causes. But the main reasons...

How does ecstasy kill?

Jan 23, 2019 12:56 pm UTC| Health

MDMA (Methylenedioxymethamphetamine), commonly referred to as ecstasy, was manufactured as a potential pharmaceutical early last century. It had some limited use in the 1970s as a therapeutic aid in trauma treatment and in...

Prisoners need drug and alcohol treatments but AA programs aren't the answer

Sep 09, 2018 20:44 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health

Prisons and drug use are closely linked. Two-thirds of Australian prisoners report using illicit drugs in the 12 months before they entered prison, compared with 12% of the general population in the previous 12 months....

What makes it so hard to quit drugs?

Dec 12, 2016 11:05 am UTC| Health

Most people who use alcohol and other drugs do so infrequently and never become dependent (or addicted as its sometimes called). On average about 10% of people who use alcohol or other drugs are dependent. The rate is...

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