Drug Policy Modelling Program (DPMP)

The Drug Policy Modelling Program (DPMP) is run out of the Faculty of Medicine, University of NSW in Sydney. The aim of DPMP is to create valuable new drug policy insights, ideas and interventions that will allow Australia to successfully respond to illicit drug use.

The unit itself conducts multiple research and practice programs with research teams that span multiple disciplines. It is collaboration between the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (which houses the central team) and a number of other organisations.

The DPMP website is a great source of information and research on all kinds of illicit drugs and drug policies including:
• Links to national and state policy documents
• Statistical data on rates of drug use
• Analysis of policy options under the section what works
• Tools and methods for both researchers and policy makers

The DPMP also conducts projects in conjunction with other organisations. Recent projects include:
Regulating Drinkers: Functions and Effects of Street Liquor Bans
Regulatory compliance in alcohol sales; exploring the policy context of liquor licensing enforcement in Victoria

DPMP Publications
Access to publications produced by the DPMP team can be found on their publications page and include:
• Peer Reviewed Publications
• Bulletins
• Monographs
• Books and Book Chapters
• Integration Insights
• Other Publications

Drug Statistics
There is also a page containing information on drug statistics detailing prevalence and incidence of drug use and regular surveys of illicit drug users.

Drug Policies
This page provides links and information about Australian illicit drug policies.
• National and State/Territory Drug Strategies
• Australian (illicit) Drug Policy Timeline 1985-2010
• 2009 Illicit Drug Policy Roundtable
• 2010 Illicit Drug Policy Roundtable

For more information
Phone:  +61 (2) 9385 0186
Fax: +61 (2) 9385 0222
Email:  [email protected]

Writer Helen Splarn. Editor Dr Ramesh Manocha.
Source: Drug Policy Modelling Program (DPMP)