About Us

About Us

The Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia (ADCA) National Resource Centre has developed RADAR to provide an online register of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs research in Australia

ADCA is the peak, national, non-government organisation representing the interests of the Australian alcohol and other drugs sector, providing a national voice for people working to reduce the harm caused by alcohol and other drugs.

ADCA works collaboratively with the government, non-government, business and community sectors to promote evidence-based, socially just, approaches aimed at preventing or reducing the health, economic and social harm caused by alcohol and other drugs to individuals, families, communities and the nation.

ADCA is a not-for-profit organisation that receives funding for its work through the Commonwealth Government’s Community Sector Support Scheme and the Drug Strategy Branch of the Dept of Health and Ageing. The Drug Strategy Branch funded this research register.

ADCA’s membership includes organisations, services, agencies and individual professionals and practitioners engaged in alcohol and other drug services throughout Australia. ADCA’s membership also includes: major university research centres; tertiary institutions that offer courses in addiction studies and other programs for alcohol and other drugs workers; officers of the law and criminal justice system; policy analysts; and administrators.

The collective wisdom and expertise of ADCA’s broad and diverse membership is drawn upon through ADCA’s structure, which provides mechanisms for obtaining input on key strategic issues from members in each Australian State and Territory, through their participation on ADCA’s Reference Groups.