National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC)
|Type:||NGO working on Drugs|
22 – 32 King Street
Randwick NSW 2031
||The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) was established at the University of New South Wales in May, 1986 and officially opened in November, 1987. It is funded by the Australian Government as part of the National Drug Strategy (formerly, the National Campaign Against Drug Abuse). NDARC is situated on the University of New South Wales Randwick campus in the eastern suburbs of Sydney.'
The overall mission of NDARC is: to conduct high quality research and related activities that increases the effectiveness of the Australian and International treatment and other intervention responses to alcohol and other drug related harm.
In order to increase the effectiveness of the Australian treatment response to drug problems four goals need to be met:
(1) the harms to which treatment should be directed need to be known;
(2) effective treatments should be available for responding to these harms;
(3) those providing treatment should be aware of which treatments are effective; and
(4) those who suffer the harms for which the treatments are intended should be made aware of ways in which to minimise harm, and of the availability of effective forms of treatment.