Join the COVID-19 ADAPT Study


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​Researchers from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at UNSW Sydney have launched a study into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Australians who use illicit drugs. The Australians' Drug Use: Adapting to Pandemic Threats (ADAPT) study is one of the first studies of its kind globally and will explore the short and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The ADAPT team are looking for people who use illicit drugs to participate in the confidential survey. By sharing your experiences, you will contribute to the effort to minimise harms experienced by people who use drugs during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, and develop strategies to stay safe and healthy during this time.

Share your experiences in the confidential online survey and enter a prize draw to win one of 20 $100 GiftPay vouchers

The survey hopes to ensure drug-related issues during COVID-19 are better understood, more accurately represented, and used to inform drug treatment and harm reduction in Australia.

After taking the initial survey, if you sign up for the follow-up surveys you will have the opportunity to see how your responses change over time and receive personalised confidential feedback. 

For more information about the ADAPT Study please visit or contact the study team via

For free and confidential advice 24/7 call Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) on 1800 250 015. Counsellors are available to provide counselling, information, referrals, and support. Or start a Web Chat with an ADIS counsellor online Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5:00pm. ADIS can also provide up-to-date information about service availability in your area during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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