DPMP Projects

The goal of DPMP is to improve Australian illicit drug policy by generating new evidence; translating that evidence into policy-relevant information; and studying how policy actually gets made. All of our work is underpinned by a focus on capacity-building: encouraging scientists from other areas to work in the illicit drugs domain; providing consultancy and support to policy makers to improve their use of research evidence; working in partnership with existing drug research centres and teams across Australia; bringing international expertise to Australia; and disseminating our work to researchers, policy makers and the public.

Our research projects are listed below.

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Status: Completed
The purpose of the project was fourfold: to identify the dominant media portrayals used to denote illicit drugs in Australian print news media (cannabis, amphetamines, ecstasy, cocaine and heroin); to identify the extent to which media portrayals changed over time (from 2003-2008); to explore the...
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Status: Completed
The dollar value of drug seizures, often referred to as the ‘street value’ is a widely used indicator of the size of a drug seizure, particularly when reported in the mass media. Seizure values have in the past been used as a surrogate measure for the effectiveness of law enforcement interventions...
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Status: Completed
This work aimed to provide an accessible description and assessment of drug policy in Australia from 1985 to 2010, including a description of the policy context, the successive iterations of the National Drug Strategy, trends in drug use and harm, and drug policy actors. It is hoped this report...
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Status: Completed
Integration and Implementation Sciences (I2S) is developing concepts and methods to enhance the effectiveness of research programs - like DPMP – which address complex issues. The development of I2S is a long-term project which has also been supported by the National Centre for Epidemiology and...
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Alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment is key for improving health and reducing the social impact of AOD use. However, the treatment itself is not the only variable that impacts on whether health outcomes are improved. The way in which treatment is funded, purchased, and staffed is likewise...
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The main aim of this cross-cultural comparative study of marijuana markets in Australia, United States (Florida) and the Czech Republic is to improve knowledge of what impacts different legal regimes have on marijuana markets. The study will collect and analyse qualitative and quantitative data...

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