DAMEC's research aims to provide a better understanding of substance use and access to treatment among culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in NSW. Our research investigates a range of areas including current substance use and alcohol and other drug (AOD) service provision trends, the experiences of CALD clients and AOD staff, effective treatment modalities, cultural understandings of drugs and various complex structural issues that contribute to substance use and related morbidities. Given the unique nature of our agency, while our projects are NSW specific, research results also have national and international significance. DAMEC collaborates across sectors, primarily working with AOD, mental health and multicultural agencies. DAMEC research is accountable to CALD communities first and foremost, and to the AOD sector, multicultural organisations, to NSW Health and other state and federal funding bodies.
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DAMEC's Research Framework supports the delivery of high quality research and evaluation by outlining the various staff roles and responsibilities, governance procedures and ethical review standards.
DAMEC Quarterly Research Bulletin
The research bulletin reviews the latest research on cultural diversity and substance use. To access current and past issues click here