Reducing the key alcohol and other drug related harms in Australia

  • Research program: Harm reduction policy and strategies
  • Project status: Current
  • Start date: January 2018
  • Expected end date: December 2022
  • Completion date:
  • Funded by: NHMRC Research Fellowship
  • Lead organisation: Burnet Institute

The aim of this project is to develop, refine and implement new interventions to reduce the health and social impacts of problematic AOD use. Three key issues in the sector will be tackled: (1) injecting drug use, responsible most of the burden attributable to illicit drugs; (2) methamphetamine use, the harms from which has escalated dramatically, and (3) binge drinking by young people, a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among young people. This work will directly impact drug overdose and hepatitis C rates, increase treatment options for methamphetamine use and reduce binge drinking by young people. The funded plan comes at a crucial time - this work will shape future strategy for the significant government investment in these areas.

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Professor Paul Dietze
Tel: 61 (0)3 9282 2134
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Chief Investigator

Harm reduction policy and strategies


Professor Paul Dietze
Tel: 61 (0)3 9282 2134
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