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Ritter, Alison [Drug Policy Modelling Program] . (2007) Monograph no. 15: Priority areas in illicit drug policy: Perspectives of policy makers. Sydney: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre. 34 p. DPMP Monograph Series

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The impetus for the work was the second stage of the Drug Policy Modelling Program (DPMP), a research program aimed at improving the evidence-base for Australian drug policy. The identification of priority areas can inform the DPMP workplan for the next five years. Whilst the project had this overt purpose, the findings are also useful for a number of audiences other than the DPMP research team.

It will be of interest to funding bodies and committees that consider illicit drug policy – to review the extent of concordance between the priorities raised here by bureaucrats and those of their own funding body or committee.
It is also rich fodder for those seeking a relevant research topic – it will hopefully engage and excite a researcher or new student to pick up a drug-related research area.

Finally, it provides a snapshot of the state of play as at 2006 – hopefully in a few years time we will be able to tick off some of the areas, assess progress on relevant research, or review the extent to which priorities have changed over time.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Review
Drug Type:Cannabis, Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder treatment method, AOD prevention, AOD disorder
Source:Drug Policy Modelling Program
Date:2007
Pages:34 p.
Publisher:National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre
Place of Publication:Sydney
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on substance use > Supply reduction policy
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on substance use > Prohibition (Substance use public policy)
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on substance use > Demand reduction policy
VA Geographic area > International aspects
VA Geographic area > Australia and Oceania > Australia
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on substance use > Harm reduction policy

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