Concerned about your own or
someone else’s drug use?

Emerging Drugs

The Australian Government Department of health defines Emerging Drugs as: new psychoactive drugs appearing on the market. They include novel drug classes which are potentially harmful. They also include new formulations of older drug classes for which problems related to their use are emerging. The situation is rapidly changing. There are hundreds of emerging drugs of concern, and this number is increasing every year.

Prompt Response Network

Planning for a Prompt Response Network (PRN) is currently underway. An informal group of  leading researchers, alcohol and drug clinicians, and toxicologists from Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney are involved. More information will be available shortly.  

NCCRED is currently recruiting for a Research Fellow to help guide the work of the Prompt Response Network if you would like more information follow the link below to the employment page.

Employment Opportunities 

More Information

If you would like more information on Emerging Drugs below are some useful links.


Positive Choices


Alcohol and Drug Foundation