Q&A: Is illicit drug misuse really on the rise?

Our understanding of addiction, its causes and its treatment have altered substantially over the past few decades.

Australian Doctor speaks with Professor Moira Sim, a GP  and head of the school of medical sciences at Edith Cowan University, WA, about how the GPs' role in treating addiction has evolved.

Australian Doctor: How have ideas on the causes of addiction and its effective treatment altered during your time as a GP?

Professor Sim: I suppose in the early '90s