Gender and the WHO Global Alcohol Action Plan

In late August, DruGS team members David Moore and Suzanne Fraser made a submission, along with colleagues Helen Keane, kylie valentine and Kate Seear, to the World Health Organization’s web-based consultation on its ‘Global Alcohol Action Plan 2022-2030’. The submission addressed a specific aspect of the Plan – namely its treatment of gender – and…

Presentation at the South Western Sydney Partnership event

Since 2019 members of the DruGS team have been very busy conducting a series of qualitative projects with South Western Sydney Local Health District Drug Health Services. These projects cover a range of important issues including: stigma in alcohol and other drug service delivery, improving youth outreach and heavy drinking and alcohol-related health issues. Recently,…

Costs of oversimplifying intoxication: Forthcoming handbook chapter

In an invited chapter for the forthcoming Handbook on Intoxicants and Intoxication, DruGS program members David Moore, Duane Duncan and Emily Lenton compare the treatment of intoxication in Australian alcohol policy documents with the accounts generated during in-depth interviews with Australian alcohol policy stakeholders, in particular their reflections on the complex relationship between intoxication and…

New articles: How does research treat gender in ‘alcohol-related violence’?

Two new articles, co-authored by DruGS program members David Moore and Duane Duncan, analyse how gender issues are handled in recent Australian research on alcohol and violence. Both articles report findings from an international comparative research project involving colleagues from universities in Australia, Canada and Sweden, and funded by the Australian Research Council. The first…

Gender in alcohol research and policy

Members of the DruGS program, in collaboration with colleagues from universities in Australia, Canada and Sweden, are conducting an international comparative study analysing the treatment of gender in research and policy on alcohol and violence. Funded by the Australian Research Council, this project includes interviews with researchers and policy stakeholders about alcohol and violence among…

How do men who drink heavily manage their health and well-being?

The DruGS team are pleased to introduce Experiences of heavy drinking and serious health issues, a new website module that expands the coverage of alcohol consumption on our website exploring experiences of addiction, http://www.livesofsubstance.org. Experiences of heavy drinking and serious health issues presents personal stories of men who experience serious alcohol-related health issues. Developed from…

Lived experiences of drinking

New in our program of research is a project exploring experiences of people who continue to drink heavily while living with significant alcohol-related health problems. This South Western Sydney Local Health District-funded project will investigate how people who experience health difficulties associated with alcohol consumption give meaning to their consumption, manage health conditions and view,…

SSAC collaborates with South West Sydney Drug Health Services

In a new initiative aimed at developing a strong collaborative relationship, South West Sydney Local Health District Drug Health Services (DHS) has commissioned SSAC to conduct four research projects. The first project is a scoping study designed to identify and pursue large-scale opportunities for research collaboration, the second will examine the various kinds of stigma experienced…

Habits: Remaking Addiction

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What is ‘addiction’? What does it say about us, our social arrangements and our political preoccupations? How are ideas about and responses to addiction changing and what is at stake in these changes? These are some of the questions the authors of this book, Suzanne Fraser, David Moore and Helen Keane, aim to answer. Using Science and Technology…