Running since the 1990s, NDARC’s internationally renowned epidemiological research quantifies and characterises alcohol and other drug use and harms in Australia and identifies emerging trends to provide a framework for policy responses and interventions that improve health and wellbeing. Our epidemiological work positions NDARC as a compass for health responses. The cornerstone of our program is the world-leading Drug Trends monitoring system.

A key component of this program is Drug Trends, an internationally renowned system that is key to identifying emerging problems in substance use in Australia and providing impetus for policy responses and intervention.