Drug policy

Drunk, high or sober: How do alcohol and illicit drug prices affect young Australians' plans for Saturday night?

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Many young people regard alcohol and illicit drugs as part of the repertoire of products that facilitate socialising through intoxication. This has become a pressing public policy issue because the practice costs society dearly.

Project Status: 
Completed

Treatment pathways from the client’s perspective: informing a better match between service provision and service need

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The NSW Ministry of Health is leading a project to develop a national population based model for drug and alcohol service planning, known as the National Drug and Alcohol Clinical Care and Prevention Modelling Project (DA-CCP).

Project Status: 
Completed

Using evidence to evaluate Australian drug trafficking thresholds: Proportionate, equitable and just?

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Most Australian states and territories have adopted drug trafficking thresholds which specify quantities of drugs, over which it is presumed an offender has committed an offence of ‘drug trafficking’, rather than ‘possession for personal use’.

Project Status: 
Completed

Legal thresholds for serious drug offences: Expert advice to the ACT on the amounts for trafficable, commercial and large commercial drug offences

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This project aimed to determine whether existing ACT legal thresholds for drug offences made sense in terms of the commercial realities of the drug market and, if not, to propose alternate threshold quantities for the five main illicit drug types: heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy and can

Project Status: 
Completed