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.
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.
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.
Police diversion is one of Australia’s most utilised interventions for drug offenders. Yet fuelled in large part by methodological deficits there remain key gaps in knowledge about the outcomes and the cost-effectiveness of such approaches.
This project sought to clarify Australian drug and alcohol treatment funding; current and future service needs; the gap between met and unmet demand; and planning and funding processes for the future.
This project aimed to deliver:
Alcohol-related harms contribute substantially to the burden of disease in Australia, with a wide range of acute and chronic consequences associated with alcohol consumption.