Courtney Breen is a Research Fellow at NDARC and is currently involved in projects aimed at improving services for alcohol dependent women and families caring for children affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Her PhD thesis examined individual and community factors associated with alcohol consumption and harm in regional NSW as part of the Alcohol Action in Rural Communities (AARC) project.While at NDARC, she has worked on projects investigating treatments for heroin dependence, including a clinical trial investigating methadone withdrawal using buprenorphine. She was involved in the National Evaluation of Pharmacotherapies for Opioid Dependence (NEPOD) project and on an evaluation of alternative funding for methadone services. She examined the impact of the restriction in temazepam gel capsules for her MPH treatise. She has been involved in monitoring illicit drug markets working on the IDRS and EDRS for the first year it was conducted nationally (2003).