The Event

Alcohol and other drug use present some of the greatest contemporary public health challenges. Effective policy development requires a high level of background knowledge of the area, knowledge of key population groups impacted by drug use, and awareness of the policy development framework at various levels of government.
Presented by experts at the National Drug Research Institute and other international opinion leaders, this one-week intensive program provides the historical and epidemiological background to alcohol and other drug use and policy in Australia.
The unit covers relevant theoretical models, and provides practical insights into enhancing drug policy with specific populations (e.g. injecting drug users, Indigenous people), the community, and in emerging areas such as drugs and the internet. The aim is to provide participants with a framework to improve integration of research into drug policy formulation at local, state, national and international levels.

Topics Covered

Models of policy change

Research and advocacy

Context of national and international drugs policy

Alcohol, Indigenous and cannabis policy

Alcohol and tobacco advocacy

Public health and the media

Consumer perspectives

Drugs and the internet

Naloxone for peer administration

Who Should Attend?

Staff and managers in the AOD sector

Postgraduate students (please contact organisers for enrolment and cost details)


Daily 9:00am - 4:45pm

Date & Time

Monday 22 July 2013 – Friday 26 July 2013




Curtin NDRI Health Research Campus
Shenton Park


Please contact NDRI Secretary to register your interest: