DruGS team to present research in Sweden and Portugal

November sees members of the DruGS Program travel to Europe to present a range of conference and seminar papers. DruGS Program Lead Professor Suzanne Fraser will present at a seminar hosted by Professor Mats Ekendahl (a DruGS Program collaborator) at the Department of Social Work, Stockholm University (8 November), and at the European Conference on…

Comparing ‘gendering practices’ in research on alcohol and violence in Australia, Canada and Sweden

A new article, led by DruGS program member David Moore, reports findings from an international comparative research project on gender, alcohol and violence. The article, entitled ‘Gendering practices in quantitative research on alcohol and violence: Comparing research from Australia, Canada and Sweden’, analyses the treatment of gender in Canadian and Swedish quantitative research on alcohol…

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…

SSAC becomes DruGS

In July 2019 the Social Studies of Addiction Concepts (SSAC) program underwent a significant move, relocating from the National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, to the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) at La Trobe University. Led by Professor Suzanne Fraser, who has taken up the role of Director of ARCSHS, the…

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,…

Forum on performance and image-enhancing drug use in Australia

  Consumption of performance and image-enhancing drugs (PIEDs) is increasing in Australia and elsewhere, raising questions about health knowledge and needs for those involved. The SSAC team is currently conducting research on the meanings and practices associated with the injecting of PIEDs by men in Australia, and preferred ways of accessing information and advice is…

Concepts of addiction in Australia, Canada and Sweden: Research findings

In 2013 SSAC program leader Professor Suzanne Fraser began a program of research funded by an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship. Initially focused on concepts of addiction in Australian and Canadian policy making and service provision, the program quickly grew to include a Swedish arm, and expanded, with the aid of additional funding support…