Investigating methamphetamine use and harms in the Western Region of Melbourne
NDRI: Dr Robyn Dwyer
Victoria University: Associate Professor Craig Fry, Associate Professor Debra Kerr, Caroline Clark
Recent reports from drug and alcohol experts and the media suggest growing problems with methamphetamine use and harms in the Western Region of Melbourne. However, reliable region specific data is limited, which means there is currently almost no understanding of the extent, nature and impacts of these emerging trends. This pilot project, a collaboration between Victoria University and NDRI, will gather evidence on methamphetamine use and harms in the Western Region through interviews with methamphetamine consumers and with professionals whose work brings them into contact with methamphetamine consumers, to provide a more informed and relevant evidence base from which to develop targeted and effective responses to this potentially significant public health problem. The project is funded and led by Victoria University.