Minimising the extent of diversion and injection of the pharmaceutical opioids used in opioid substitution treatment (OST) reduces harms to the individual (such as dependence, injection-related injuries and diseases, and overdose) and protects the integrity of the OST program.
The Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health Systems Improvement (CREMSI) was funded in 2012 by the National Health and Medical Research Council and is led by the University of Queensland.
The Drug and Alcohol Service Planning Model for Australia is a planning tool that aims to assist health planners to meet the needs of people with alcohol and other drug problems. Initial work, completed with the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (NIDAC) was
This study will shed light on how policy gets formed by police, and what influences the policy formulation process.
The project aims to investigate the opinions of young Australians about how the government and community should respond towards drug and alcohol use.
Researchers, health professionals, consumer groups and advocates in the field have repeatedly called for widespread availability of naloxone for people who inject drugs and potential overdose witnesses, to reduce the incidence of fatal overdose.
Public opinion can play an important role in determining policy and informing political processes.
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.