Drunk, high or sober

How do alcohol and illicit drug prices affect young Australians' plans for Saturday night?

The Drunk, High or Sober project aims to identify how young Australians will respond to price increases in particular types of alcohol (e.g. will they drink cheaper forms of alcohol, increase their use of illicit drugs or reduce their alcohol/drug consumption) and to determine which alcohol pricing policies would minimise excessive consumption of alcohol and illicit drugs on a typical night out. It is a collaboration between researchers at ANU, the National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at UNSW, and the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics & Research.

Funding for this project is sourced from the Australian Research Council's Linkage project.

More information on the project can be found on the NDARC website.

Completed project.


  • Jenny Chalmers, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW
  • David Bright, School of Social Science and International Studies, UNSW
  • Rebecca McKetin, Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing, ANU
  • NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research 

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