Get involved in drug and alcohol research and clinical trials

Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia (DASSA) supports research projects including clinical trials which aim to find new and improved prevention and treatment models to support those affected by an alcohol or other drug problem.

DASSA is actively seeking participants to be involved in the following clinical trials.

The LiMA Study: A study of lisdexamfetamine for the treatment of methamphetamine dependence

Recruitment is now open

Australia has one of the highest rates of methamphetamine dependence in the world. While counselling is effective for many people with less severe dependence, there is no proven medication treatment for severe dependence.

This study aims to test the effectiveness of a new medication which could assist in treating methamphetamine dependence.

Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia (DASSA) is looking for current methamphetamine users over the age of 18 to be involved in a clinical trial held at DASSA Central Services in Stepney or DASSA Northern Services in Elizabeth. Participation is voluntary.

Please phone Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) on 1300 131 340 if you would like to know more or check the study website: The Lima Study

Human Research Ethics Committee, Reference number: HREC/16/SVH/222