The DPMP, funded through a core grant from the Colonial Foundation Trust, is a collaboration between the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (which houses the central team) and a number of research institutions including amongst others The Burnet Institute, University of Queensland, the National Drug Research Institute and Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre.
The DPMP is a multi-disciplinary team with psychology, health economics, criminology, public policy, sociology and economics all represented. Our work concerns all aspects of drug policy, and covers the four pillars of drug policy: law enforcement, prevention, treatment and harm reduction.
DPMP has three streams of activity:
· Generating new research evidence;
· Providing tools for policy makers to use evidence; and
· Studying policy-making processes in Australia.