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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).

Does Alcoholics Anonymous actually work?

Apr 05, 2022 11:52 am UTC| Life

Alcoholics and narcotics anonymous are 12-step peer support groups where people who have alcohol or other drug problems are supported by others who have had similar problems (peers), rather than professionals. They are...

Drug use may increase the risk of coronavirus. Here's how to reduce the harms

Apr 16, 2020 15:24 pm UTC| Insights & Views

People who use illicit drugs, whether they are dependent or use them occasionally, are potentially at increased risk of harm during the coronavirus pandemic. The coronavirus is too new to know the exact interaction with...

Thinking about taking a break from alcohol? Here's how to cut back or quit

Feb 06, 2020 13:46 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health

Its February and many people are starting to put into place their New Years resolution to drink less alcohol. Events like FebFast can encourage and support these good intentions. But around 30% of people who start...

What causes hangovers, blackouts and 'hangxiety'? Everything you need to know about alcohol these holidays

Jan 01, 2020 11:35 am UTC| Insights & Views Health

With the holiday season well underway and New Years Eve approaching, you might find yourself drinking more alcohol than usual. So what actually happens to our body as we drink alcohol and wake up with a...

Parents of teens, here's what you really need to know about MDMA

Dec 03, 2019 03:21 am UTC| Insights & Views Health

We all want to reduce drug-related harm and ensure young people dont take unnecessary risks. But decades of research shows fear isnt an effective way to do this. This week, Newscorp Australia released The Ripple Effect,...

Home grown cannabis to be legal in the ACT. Now what?

Sep 28, 2019 13:46 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health Law

The Australian Capital Territory took the next step towards regulation of the illicit drug market yesterday with new legislation passing through parliament. The legislation, which wont come into effect until January 31,...

Drugs don't affect job seeking, so let's offer users help rather than take away their payments

Sep 10, 2019 20:36 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health

The Morrison government is having another shot at getting its proposal to drug test people on welfare through the Senate. Welfare, health and drug treatment experts have consistently opposed the proposal since it was...

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Economy

Ben & Jerry's sues Unilever to stop the sale of its biz in Israel

Ben Jerrys, the popular ice cream brand, has brought its parent company, Unilever, to court in an attempt to stop the sale of its business in Israel. The British consumer goods company headquartered in London previously...

Juul’s e-cigarette sales ban temporarily suspended by the FDA

Juul, the American electronic cigarette company, was previously banned from selling its products by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) due to public health-related issues. However, more than two weeks after the...

Netflix, ‘Stranger Things’ Duffer brothers to form a new production company

Netflix is making new moves to boost its offerings to its subscribers around the world. It was revealed that it will be producing more content based on one of its most popular productions, Stranger Things. As part of...

Asiana Airlines launches its own Asiana Hoppy Lager craft beer

Asiana Airlines debuted its own craft beer that it has named the Asiana Hoppy Lager. The airline offers the alcoholic beverage to its passengers, and people can also buy them at the CU convenience stores in South...

Subway announces major makeover for its restaurants' menu

Subway is upgrading its restaurant by introducing a new menu lineup. The move is part of the sandwich companys makeover, which is its most extensive one to date. As per CNN Business, this revamp is so far the largest in...

Politics

US VP Kamala Harris visits Highland Park following mass shooting

The United States has faced another mass shooting during its fourth of July celebrations this week. Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to Highland Park in Illinois, where the latest mass shooting took place. Harris...

UK PM Boris Johnson under pressure following resignations of ministers

The United Kingdoms Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now under heavy scrutiny following the large number of government resignations that were announced as of late. Reports have revealed that a group of Johnsons cabinet...

South Korea: Yoon Suk-yeol orders military to issue stern response to provocations from North Korea

Tensions remain high in the Korean peninsula following the multiple weapons tests that North Korea has carried out so far this year. South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol has warned that Seoul will issue a stern response...

Joe Biden condemns 'senseless' Highland Park shooting

As the United States celebrated the fourth of July, marking the nations independence, the country also experienced another mass shooting take place. President Joe Biden condemned the mass shooting that took place shortly...

Science

New S. Korean technology repairs car scratches through sunlight exposure

The Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology has developed a new self-healing coating material that repairs car surface scratches through sunlight exposure. To change their chemical properties and make high...

A new farming proposal to reduce carbon emissions involves a lot of trust – and a lot of uncertainty

After decades of avoiding inclusion in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), New Zealands primary production sector has begrudgingly acknowledged that reducing on-farm emissions of greenhouse gases is an...

Sea lettuce used as cow feed may lower marine ecosystem threat

A joint study conducted by a local feed manufacturer and Konkuk University showed that cows fed with a newly developed feed containing sea lettuce emitted 28 percent less methane gas than those who werent. Cows fed sea...

S. Korean scientists develop robot skin that senses tactile stimuli, self heals

A research team from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has developed a robot skin that can sense external tactile stimuli and recover from injury when damaged. The newly developed robot skin...

Absolut enlists startup's help in developing fiber-based bottle cap

The Absolut Company is enlisting the help of Swedish start-up Blue Ocean Closures in developing a fiber-based closure cap for its Absolut Vodka bottle. The caps design uses a combination of sustainably sourced FSC fiber...

Technology

More ‘Diablo Immortal’ players are not spending money on the game, Blizzard says

Diablo Immortal was the first-ever title of the franchise to be released on mobile devices, but its launch was not without controversy. Blizzard faced criticisms early on as some players complained the free-to-play game...

Apple announces Lockdown Mode in bid to prevent another Pegasus spyware fiasco

Apples Worldwide Developers Conference has concluded for weeks, but the tech giant announced one more important feature coming to its operating system updates later this year. The iPhone maker confirmed it is working on...

Ubisoft to finally reveal new ‘Skull and Bones’ gameplay preview

After weeks of leaks and new game ratings, Ubisoft will finally release a new teaser for Skull and Bones. An event has been announced for this week, where fans are getting a new look at its gameplay. Ubisoft unveiled...

Coca-Cola to launch Pride Series NFTs

Coca-Cola will be launching 136 Pride series NFTs in collaboration with designer and advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights, Rich Mnisi. Some of the NFTs are already listed on OpenSea. The Coca-Cola Pride Series NFTs have a...
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