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Curtin University
National Drug Research Institute

Preventing Harmful Drug Use In Australia

Research priority:

Needs of Aboriginal Australians

NDRIís Aboriginal research program aims to prevent and reduce the burden of harm caused by alcohol and other drugs in Aboriginal communities. Research has included evaluations of particular interventions, early identification of alcohol and other drug-related problems and intervention in primary health care settings, and the identification of gaps in service provision.

The program is based on partnerships with Aboriginal community-controlled organisations and includes a focus on building Aboriginal research capacity, including building the capacity of Aboriginal organisations to conduct their own research. Team members are active on several national and state advisory committees, they work actively to disseminate the results of their research and have achieved a wide range of practical outcomes at the local, state/territory and national levels.