This project seeks to provide an evidence based understanding of public opinion towards drug policy in Australia, by analysing empirical survey data.
Date Commenced: March 2012
This study compares the cost-effectiveness of centre-based compulsory rehabilitation (CCT) for substance abuse with community-based methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) in Hai Phong City, Vietnam. The project forms the basis for Thu Vuong's PhD.
Date Commenced: February 2012
Injecting drug use is a behaviour strongly associated with other highly marginalised characteristics such as imprisonment, blood borne virus infections, homelessness and mental illness. This Centre for Research Excellence is focussed on injecting drug use and draws together a number of innovative...
Date Commenced: October 2010
The Australian government expends an estimated $1.7 billion on responding to illicit drugs every year, with policing comprising 64% of this expenditure. One core assumption underpinning this investment is that police can deter, discourage or prevent drug offending. It is argued that drug laws and...
People who inject drugs (PWID) are exposed to blood-borne virus (BBV) infections, injecting-related injuries and risk of overdose, and experience greater levels of both physical and mental impairment compared with the general population.
Additionally, injecting drug use is associated with a range...
Drug use can lead to significant financial, psychological, physical health and social consequences for family members. Despite this, previous economic assessments of drug use interventions have not included the costs and benefits to family members of treatment for the drug user.
This study aims to...
The aim of this project is to provide an overview of issues and concerns related to the 2014 alcohol and other drug sector recommissioning process in Victoria. Researchers from the Drug Policy Modelling Program at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, are...
Date Commenced: July 2014
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:
a shared understanding of current drug and alcohol treatment...
Date Commenced: July 2013
It has been long recognised that illicit drug traffickers can and do trade in multiple drugs. For example, more than ten years ago, Australian law enforcement agencies highlighted the “convergence of criminal networks and, concomitant to this, poly-drug trafficking” and the challenges this may...
Date Commenced: April 2013
There is growing law enforcement evidence that, in comparison with the period spanning 2002-03 to 2006-07, the supply of cocaine to Australia is relatively high (Hughes, Chalmers et al., 2011). This expansion in supply appears to have coincided with diversification in the trafficking routes to and...
Date Commenced: October 2012