The project aims to investigate the opinions of young Australians about how the government and community should respond towards drug and alcohol use.
Public opinion can play an important role in determining policy and informing political processes.
This project seeks to provide an evidence based understanding of public opinion towards drug policy in Australia, by analysing empirical survey data.
The aim of this project was to update and further develop the Moore (2005) Australian drug budget. As in the earlier Moore project, our study examined both federal and state and territory government spending in response to illicit drugs but only included proactive spending.
2000 stories is a landmark longitudinal study of adolescent health and development. A group of 2,000 Year 9 Victorian students was selected in 1992 and have been regularly surveyed through secondary school and into adulthood.
The Drugs and New Technologies (DNeT) project aims to investigate substance availability on online drug marketplaces, as well as market characteristics and consumer activity.
Drug dependence is a chronic relapsing condition, associated with high levels of psychopathology.
Limited research suggests a strong association between adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and substance use disorders (SUD), with adult ADHD over-represented among people with substance use problems (20-40% prevalence).
NIDIP was established in the recognition that there was a greater need for the regular dissemination of trends in the epidemiology of drug-related harms in Australia.
Providing young people with accurate, up-to-date information and support is the best way to prevent the harms associated with drug and alcohol use. The Department of Health identified the need for an online portal to help school communities access evidence-based information and drug prevention p