QADREC was established in 1996 as a co-operative venture between Queensland Health and The University of Queensland.

QADREC is a leader in alcohol and drug research and training, and contributes to the world’s best practice in the field. Addiction Studies courses are delivered by QADREC staff through the School of Population Health’s Health Studies program.

QADREC aims for internationally-recognised excellence in teaching and research, particularly to the understanding of factors with the use of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.


QADREC works collaboratively with peak bodies in the Alcohol and Drug field including:

Queensland Alcohol and Drug Research and Education Centre section

Major research projects

QADREC's research specialisations include substance use and misuse over the life course; in pregnancy; and among Indigenous Australians.

Education and training

QADREC delivers educational and training opportunities to students, professionals and the general public.

Annual report and recent publications

QADREC's annual report is available for download.

QADREC staff

QADREC is led by Professor Jake Najman.

Contact QADREC

Level 1, Public Health Building The University of Queensland Herston Road Herston Qld 4006 Phone: +61 7 3365 5189 Fax: +61 7 3365 5509 Email:

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