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Minor drug offences include the possession or use of small quantities of illicit substances (Note: this does not include drug driving offences.) Participation is anonymous & confidential.

Participation involves either:

a). a 30- to 45-minute interview (in person, by telephone or video conferencing), or

b). answering the questions online (20–30 minutes).

Who is eligible: People over 18 who have been picked up for a minor drug offence (e.g., possession or use) in Victoria within the last 5 years

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Are you a full-licence driver who currently uses meth?

Help researchers better understand how methamphetamine affects your driving. You will receive a $300 Visa card, and a Subway lunch during your visit.

Participation involves:

  1. completing an online survey (10 minutes), and
  2. one study visit in Hawthorne, Victoria (no more than 4 hours).

Who is eligible:

  • People aged between 21-60 years old.
  • You are a regular driver (at least once per week) with at least 3 years of driving experience and a full driver’s license (no ‘P-Plate’ drivers).
  • You are currently using methamphetamine (at least 1 time per week for the past 6 weeks).
  • You have been diagnosed with methamphetamine use disorder by your physician.
  • Other than nicotine and cannabis, you do not have a diagnosed dependency on other substances.
  • You are willing to abstain from methamphetamine and alcohol for 12 hours before your scheduled visit.

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Have you recently participated in a drug driving behaviour change program?

Help inform the development of drug driving policies that are fair and appropriate and go beyond current law enforcement measures. You will receive a $50 gift voucher.

Participation involves an anonymous and confidential interview (45–60 minutes), which can be in-person, via phone or online via Zoom.

Who is eligible:

  • People over 18 who live in Victoria and drive after the consumption of drugs.
  • You are also required to have participated in a drug driver behaviour change program within the past year.

Monash Ethics Review Committee Approval No. 33614.

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Are you a woman who injects drugs?

Help researchers understand your thoughts on the medically supervised injecting room (MSIR).

Interviews are confidential and anonymous and take about 60 minutes (carried out over the phone or in-person). Participants will be reimbursed with a Coles voucher for their time.

Who is eligible:

People over 18, who live in metro Melbourne and use the MSIR infrequently (or not at all) are eligible. The researchers are seeking women who identify with one of the following three groups:

  1. Women who receive and/or provide help injecting
  2. Women who are pregnant
  3. Mothers with young kids

Please contact Emily Brennan if you would like to participate or learn more: Phone: 0481825719 Email: [email protected]

Monash Project ID: 40776

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