Investigating methamphetamine use and harms in the Western Region of Melbourne

  • Research program: Harm reduction policy and strategies
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: September 2014
  • Expected end date: December 2016
  • Completion date: December 2016
  • Funded by: Victoria University
  • Lead organisation: Victoria University

Recent reports from drug and alcohol experts and the media suggest growing problems with methamphetamine use and harms in the Western Region of Melbourne. However, reliable region specific data is limited, which means there is currently almost no understanding of the extent, nature and impacts of these emerging trends.

This pilot project, a collaboration between Victoria University and NDRI, will gather evidence on methamphetamine use and harms in the Western Region through interviews with methamphetamine consumers and with professionals whose work brings them into contact with methamphetamine consumers, to provide a more informed and relevant evidence base from which to develop targeted and effective responses to this potentially significant public health problem. The project is funded and led by Victoria University.

Name & Contact Details Role Research Program Location
  • Principal Investigator: Craig Fry, Victoria University
  • Chief Investigator: Debra Kerr, Victoria University
  • Project staff: Caroline Clark, Victoria University

Associate Professor Craig Fry

Tel: 613 9919 5315
craig.fry@vu.edu.au
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