The ethnography of recreational party drug use and related harms in Perth

  • Research program: Ethnographic Research
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: May 2005
  • Expected end date: December 2012
  • Completion date: June 2013
  • Funded by: NHMRC
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Rachael's PhD research involves investigation of the cultural practices and social contexts of recreational psychostimulant use and related harms amongst young people in Perth. This study is being undertaken as part of an NHMRC-funded project that involves ethnographic, epidemiological and integrative research on psychostimulant use and related harms amongst young people in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

Name & Contact Details Role Research Program Location
  • Chief Investigator: Rachael Green,
  • Co-investigator: Lisa Maher, University of NSW

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Green, R. and Moore, D. (2013). ‘Meth circles’ and ‘pipe pirates’: Crystal methamphetamine smoking and identity management among a social network of young adults. Substance Use and Misuse, 48, (9), pp. 691-701. DOI: 10.3109/10826084.2013.782046 [RJ883] View web page

Green, R. and Moore, D. (2009). 'Kiddie drugs' and controlled pleasure: Recreational use of dexamphetamine in a social network of young Australians. International Journal of Drug Policy, 20, (5), pp. 402-408. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2008.12.002 [RJ627] View web page