The Deakin Centre for Drug, Alcohol and Addiction Research

The Deakin Centre for Drug, Alcohol and Addiction Research (CEDAAR) conducts research into the psychological, biological, socio-political, and clinical aspects of Alcohol and other Drug (AOD) use, related behaviour, and consequent harm.

Our program is linked to the Deakin Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development (SEED), as we look to understand many of the problems associated with substance and related harms from a developmentally informed perspective.

The Centre conducts federally and state-funded research on substance use, prevention, treatment, harm reduction and related problem areas such as violence, criminal justice settings, and characteristics of rural substance use. 

Our multidisciplinary Centre is strongly linked to the Deakin University Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development (SEED), as we look to understand many of the problems associated with substance and related harms from a developmentally informed perspective. Our aim is to use these understandings to inform our evidence-based policy, treatment, and prevention interventions, as well as providing service to the community.


Our approach

Our approach is structured around three research questions:

  1. What matters in predicting, preventing, and reducing harm from AOD use, addiction, and anti-social behaviour?

  2. What works to prevent and reduce harm from AOD use, addiction, and anti-social behaviour?

  3. What translates into sustainable policy, prevention and treatment programs?

Contact us

Peter Miller
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