CYSAR research projects are strategically targeted at different levels of interventions, from supporting individuals and families who are in need of help, working with schools and communities in a prevention framework, and to a broader level of policy and population research to enhance our current knowledge of youth substance use.

A snapshot of our research questions are listed below:

  • Can brief telephone interventions help reduce future alcohol-related harm in young people accessing hospital emergency departments?
  • Telephone-delivered social wellbeing interventions: Can this approach assist rural, disengaged youth?
  • Can targeting patients' specific needs improve treatment outcomes for alcohol dependence?
  • What role does impulsivity play in adolescent alcohol use?
  • Does mindfulness improve resilience in school students?
  • What role can communities and families play in healthy developmental transitions for very young adolescents and prevention of adolescent alcohol use?
  • Does increased infrastructure and supports make entertainment precincts safer?
  • The aetiology of alcohol use disorders
If you are interested in completing PhD research at CYSAR, or would like to provide feedback on the information on our site, please contact us.
CYSAR has recruited leading researchers in the field of substance abuse. Centre staff are internationally recognised for their scientific contribution to the fields of epidemiology, prevention, policy and treatment. Our multidisciplinary team is drawn from clinical and prevention backgrounds, sharpening the focus of the real world application of the Centre’s activities.
CYSAR research projects are strategically targeted at different levels of interventions, from supporting individuals and families who are in need of help, working with schools and communities in a prevention framework, and to a broader level of policy and population research to enhance our current knowledge of youth substance use.