Methamphetamine treatment evaluation study

The Methamphetamine Treatment Evaluation Study (MATES) is a prospective longitudinal cohort study methamphetamine users.

It has been designed to assess the benefits associated with attending community based treatment options, such as residential rehabilitation. The study is also being used to examine the nature of comorbid mental health problems among methamphetamine users.

This research project is a joint effort between researchers from academic institutions around Australia and was completed in 2010. Findings to-date are contained on the study publications page.

Completed project.


  • Rebecca McKetin, Centre for Research on Ageing, health and Wellbeing, ANU
  • Richard Mattick, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW
  • Robert Ali, University of Adelaide
  • Joanne Ross, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW
  • Dan Lubman, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Eastern Health and Monash University, Melbourne
  • Jake Najman, Queensland Alcohol and Drug Research and Education Centre, University of Queensland
  • Sharon Dawe, School of Psychology, Griffith University, Brisbane
  • Nicole Lee, The National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction, Flinders University and the National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University

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