Alcohol related offences and the drinking environment: Community survey. [See Project 26]

  • Research program:
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: May 1990
  • Expected end date: June 1992
  • Completion date: June 1992
  • Funded by: Criminology Research Council & WA Health Department
  • Lead organisation:

A survey of 1272 Perth residents was carried out to examine how types of drinking setting are related to different patterns of alcohol use and alcohol-related harm. Such knowledge is required if intervention strategies which focus on particular drinking settings rather than individual drinkers are to be implemented effectively. Another aim was to identify the characteristics of licensed drinking settings which are frequently associated with harm. The survey examined (a) local residents' perceptions of problems with hotels/taverns, (b) typical patterns of use of different types of drinking setting for comparison with those of persons experiencing alcohol-related harm, (c) the level of community support for stricter enforcement of licensing laws and other possible interventions including the labelling of alcohol containers with the number of standard drinks they contain.

Name & Contact Details Role Research Program Location
  • Project staff: Ernie Lang,
  • Project staff: Christine Gamble,
  • Project staff: Philip Rydon,

Lang, E. and Stockwell, T., R. (1992). Community perceptions of server responsibility and liability. In White, J. (ed.) Drug Problems in our Society: Dimensions and Perspectives. Drug and Alcohol Services Council, Parkside, South Australia. pp. 156-161. [CH21]

Lang, E., Stockwell, T., R., Rydon, P. and Gamble, C. (1992). Drinking settings, alcohol-related harm and support for prevention policies. Results of a survey of persons residing in the Perth metropolitan area. National Centre for Research into the Prevention of Drug Abuse, Division of Health Sciences, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. [T28]

Lang, E., Stockwell, T., R., Rydon, P. and Gamble, C. (1991). Community survey on patterns and places of drinking. Report on patterns of places of drinking of 16-29 year olds in the Perth metropolitan area. National Centre for Research into the Prevention of Drug Abuse, Division of Health Sciences, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. [T21]