Social contexts of drug use

This research concentrates on the impact of various social contexts on alcohol and other drug (AOD) use and associated consequences. It includes ethnographic research; other qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method studies of drug use; and research on how contextualised understandings of addiction and associated terminology affect how AOD policy is made and implemented. This research provides important insights on the relevance of social contexts to policy and practice locally, nationally and internationally, to increase the effectiveness of AOD policy, prevent use and harm, and reduce barriers to treatment.

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Hart, A., C. (2017). Ordering clinical realities: Controversy and multiplicity in alcohol and other drug treatment for young adults. International Journal of Drug Policy, 52, pp. 79-86. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2017.11.012 [RJ1392] Link

Aitken, C., Agius, P., Higgs, P., Stoove, M., A., Bowden, S. and Dietze, P. (2017). The effects of needle-sharing and opioid substitution therapy on incidence of hepatitis C virus infection and reinfection in people who inject drugs. Epidemiology and Infection, 145, (4), pp. 796-801. DOI: 10.1017/S0950268816002892 [RJ1057] Link

Fomiatti, R., Moore, D. and Fraser, S. (2017). Interpellating recovery: The politics of 'identity' in recovery-focused treatment. International Journal of Drug Policy, 44, pp. 174-182. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2017.04.001 [RJ1295] Link

Moore, D. (2017). Making visible the politics and ethics of alcohol policy research. Addiction, 112, (8), pp. 1490-1494. DOI: 10.1111/add.13812 [RJ1268] Link

Murphy, D., A., Hart, A., C. and Moore, D. (2017). Shouting and providing: Forms of exchange in the drinking accounts of young Australians. Drug and Alcohol Review, 36, (4), pp. 442-448. DOI: 10.1111/dar.12444 [RJ1189] Link

Murphy, D., A., Wilson, J., C. and Moore, D. (2017). Playing hard: Young men’s experiences of drinking in inner Melbourne. Journal of Sociology, 53, (2), pp. 398-412. DOI: 10.1177/1440783316654223 [RJ1111] Link

Tait, R., J. (2017). Comparison of subjective wellbeing in substance users and the parents or partners of substance users. Drug and Alcohol Review. DOI: 10.1111/dar.12615 [RJ1341] Link

Horyniak, D., Dietze, P., Degenhardt, L., Agius, P., Higgs, P., Bruno, R., Alati, R. and Burns, L. (2016). Age-related differences in patterns of criminal activity among a large sample of polydrug injectors in Australia. Journal of Substance Use, 21, (1), pp. 48-56. DOI: 10.3109/14659891.2014.950700 [RJ933] Link

Krusi, A., McNeil, R., Moore, D. and Small, W. (2016). 'Because I've been extremely careful': HIV seroconversion, responsibility, citizenship, and the neo-liberal drug-using subject. Health, Risk and Society , 19, (1), pp. 58-73. DOI: 10.1080/13698575.2016.1245850 [RJ1265] Link

Lamy, F., Quinn, B., Dwyer, R., Thomson, N., Moore, D. and Dietze, P. (2016). TreatMethHarm: An agent-based simulation of how people who use methamphetamine access treatment. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 19, (2). DOI: 10.18564/jasss.3069 [RJ1099] Link

Manton, L. and Moore, D. (2016). Gender, intoxication and the developing brain: Problematisations of drinking among young adults in Australian alcohol policy. International Journal of Drug Policy, 31, (5), pp. 153-162. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2015.10.009 [RJ1095] Link

Moore, D. (2016). Opinion: Addressing masculinities should be central to future policy debate on alcohol-related violence. Drug and Alcohol Research Connections, June. [UJ212]

Moore, D., Fraser, S., Keane, H., Seear, K. and Valentine, K. (2016). Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee Inquiry Into the Need for a Nationally-Consistent Approach to Alcohol-Fuelled Violence. [R287]

Scott, N., Hart, A., C., Wilson, J., C., Livingston, M., Moore, D. and Dietze, P. (2016). The effects of extended public transport operating hours and venue lockout policies on drinking-related harms in Melbourne, Australia: Results from SimDrink, an agent-based simulation model. International Journal of Drug Policy, 32, pp. 44-49. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2016.02.016 [RJ1142] Link

Scott, N., Livingston, M., Hart, A., C., Wilson, J., C., Moore, D. and Dietze, P. (2016). SimDrink: An agent-based NetLogo model of young, heavy drinkers for conducting alcohol policy experiments. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 19, (1). DOI: 10.18564/jasss.2943 [RJ1089] Link

Duff, C. and Moore, D. (2015). Evading and embracing normality: Estrangement and ambivalence in the accounts of methamphetamine consumers. Critical Public Health, 25, (4), pp. 488-503. DOI: 10.1080/09581596.2014.913785 [RJ918] Link

Hellard, M., McBryde, E., Sacks-Davis, R., Rolls, D., Higgs, P., Aitken, C., Thompson, A., Doyle, J., Pattison, P. and Robins, G. (2015). Hepatitis C transmission and treatment as prevention – the role of the injecting network. International Journal of Drug Policy, 26, (10), pp. 958-962. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2015.05.006 [RJ1052] Link

Moore, D. and Fraser, S. (2015). Causation, knowledge and politics: Greater precision and rigour needed in methamphetamine research and policy-making to avoid problem inflation. Addiction Research & Theory, 23, (2), pp. 89-92. DOI: 10.3109/16066359.2015.1017571 [RJ1002] Link

Truong, A., Higgs, P., Cogger, S., Burns, L., Jamieson, L. and Dietze, P. (2015). Oral health-related quality of life among an Australian sample of people who inject drugs. Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 75, (3), pp. 218-224. DOI: 10.1111/jphd.12092 [RJ1024] Link

Barratt, M., J., Ferris, J. and Winstock, A., R. (2014). Use of Silk Road, the online drug market-place, in the UK, Australia and the USA. Addiction, 109, pp. 774–783. DOI: 10.1111/add.12470 [RJ917] Link

Duff, C. and Moore, D. (2014). Counterpublic health and the design of drug services for methamphetamine consumers in Melbourne. Health, 19, (1), pp. 51-66. DOI: 10.1177/1363459314530740 [RJ963] Link

Duff, C. and Moore, D. (2014). Going out, getting about: Atmospheres of mobility in Melbourne’s night-time economy. Social and Cultural Geography, 16, (3), pp. 299-314. DOI: 10.1080/14649365.2014.979864 [RJ960] Link

Hart, A., C. and Moore, D. (2014). Alcohol and alcohol effects: Constituting causality in alcohol epidemiology. Contemporary Drug Problems, 41, (3), pp. 393-416. DOI: 10.1177/009145091404100306 [RJ965] Link

Higgs, P. (2014). Know the epidemic: responding to HIV in three key communities. The Conversation. [UJ202] Link

Lawn, W., M., Barratt, M., J., Williams, M., L., Horne, A. and Winstock, A., R. (2014). The N-BOMe psychedelic drug series: patterns of use, characteristics of users, and self-reported effects in a large international sample. Journal of Psychopharmacology. DOI: 10.1177/0269881114523866 [RJ928] Link

MacLean, S. and Moore, D. (2014). 'Hyped up': Assemblages of alcohol, excitement and violence for outer-suburban young adults in the inner city at night. International Journal of Drug Policy, 25, (3), pp. 378-385. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2014.02.006 [RJ937] Link

MacLean, S., Wilkinson, C., Moore, D., Matthews, S., O'Rourke, S., Butterworth, I. and Room, R. (2014). Young adults and alcohol: Developing local government policy responses in inner- and outer-urban settings: Full report. Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, Melbourne. [T234] Link

Thomson, N. and Moore, D. (2014). Methamphetamine ‘facts’: The production of a ‘destructive’ drug in Australian scientific texts. Addiction Research & Theory, 22, (6), pp. 451-462. DOI: 10.3109/16066359.2014.892931 [RJ919] Link

Dwyer, R. and Moore, D. (2013). Enacting multiple methamphetamines: The ontological politics of public discourse and consumer accounts of a drug and its effects. International Journal of Drug Policy, 24, (3), pp. 203-211. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2013.03.003 [RJ891] Link

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] Link

Karasaki, M., Fraser, S., Moore, D. and Dietze, P. (2013). The place of volition in addiction: Differing approaches and their implications for policy and service provision. Drug and Alcohol Review, 32, (2), pp. 195-204. DOI: 10.1111/j.1465-3362.2012.00501.x [RJ817] Link

Moore, D. and Fraser, S. (2013). Producing the 'problem’ of addiction in drug treatment. Qualitative Health Research, 23, (7), pp. 916 - 923. DOI: 10.1177/1049732313487027 [RJ847] Link

Winstock, A., R. and Barratt, M., J. (2013). Synthetic cannabis: a comparison of patterns of use and effect profile with natural cannabis in a large global sample. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 131, pp. 106-111. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2012.12.011 [RJ867] Link

Winstock, A., R. and Barratt, M., J. (2013). The 12-month prevalence and nature of adverse experiences resulting in emergency medical presentations associated with the use of synthetic cannabinoid products. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, 28, (4), pp. 390-393. DOI: 10.1002/hup.2292 [RJ880] Link

Dray, A., Perez, P., Moore, D., Dietze, P., Bammer, G., Jenkinson, R., Siokou, C., Green, R., Hudson, S. and Maher, L. (2012). Are drug detection dogs and mass-media campaigns likely to be effective policy responses to psychostimulant use and related harm? Results from an agent-based simulation model. International Journal of Drug Policy, 23, (2), pp. 148-153. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2011.05.018 [RJ718] Link

Perez, P., Dray, A., Moore, D., Dietze, P., Bammer, G., Jenkinson, R., Siokou, C., Green, R., Hudson, S. and Maher, L. (2012). SimAmph: An agent-based simulation model for exploring the use of psychostimulants and related harm among young Australians. International Journal of Drug Policy, 23, (1), pp. 62-71. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2011.05.017 [RJ717] Link

Small, W., Moore, D., Shoveller, J., Wood, E. and Kerr, T. (2012). Risk and safety within injection settings: Injection drug users’ reasons for attending a supervised injecting facility. Health, Risk and Society, 14, (4), pp. 307-324. DOI: 10.1080/13698575.2012.680950 [RJ737] Link

Dwyer, R. (2011). Engaging with heroin, engaging with life. Popular Anthropology, 2, (3), pp. 44-49. [RJ778]

Dwyer, R. (2011). The social life of smokes: Processes of exchange in a heroin marketplace. In Fraser, S. and Moore, D. (eds.) The drug effect: Health, crime and society. Cambridge University Press, Melbourne. pp. 19-34. [CH170]

Fraser, S. and Moore, D. (2011). Governing through problems: The formulation of policy on amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) in Australia. International Journal of Drug Policy, 22, (6), pp. 498-506. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2011.09.004 [RJ804] Link

Fraser, S. and Moore, D. (2011). Harm reduction and hepatitis C: On the ethics and politics of prevention and treatment. Addiction Research & Theory, 19, (4), pp. 375-379. DOI: 10.3109/16066359.2010.530716 [RJ716] Link

Lenton, E., Fraser, S., Moore, D. and Treloar, C. (2011). Hepatitis C, love and intimacy: Beyond the 'anomalous' body. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 18, (3), pp. 228-236. DOI: 10.3109/09687637.2010.485939 [RJ713] Link

Moore, D. (2011). The ontological politics of knowledge production: Qualitative research in the multidisciplinary drug field. In Fraser, S. and Moore, D. (eds.) The Drug Effect: Health, Crime and Society. Cambridge University Press, Melbourne. pp. 73-88. [CH173]

Northcote, J. (2011). Alcohol and the ‘big night’: Heavy drinking among young adults as a multi-faceted and multi-staged decision-making process. Social Science and Medicine, 72, (12), pp. 2020-2025. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.04.020 [RJ720] Link

Small, W., Shoveller, J., Moore, D., Tyndall, M., Wood, E. and Kerr, T. (2011). Injection drug users’ access to a supervised injection facility in Vancouver, Canada: The influence of operating policies and local drug culture. Qualitative Health Research, 21, (6), pp. 743-756. DOI: 10.1177/1049732311400919 [RJ735] Link

Dwyer, R. and Moore, D. (2010). Understanding illicit drug markets in Australia: Notes towards a critical reconceptualization. British Journal of Criminology, 50, (1), pp. 82-101. DOI: 10.1093/bjc/azp065 [RJ701] Link

Pennay, A. and Moore, D. (2010). Exploring the micro-politics of normalisation: Narratives of pleasure, self-control and desire in a sample of young Australian ‘party drug’ users. Addiction Research & Theory, 18, (5), pp. 557-571. DOI: 10.3109/16066350903308415 [RJ681] Link

Siokou, C., Moore, D. and Lee, H. (2010). ‘Muzzas’ and ‘Old Skool Ravers’: Ethnicity, drugs and the changing face of Melbourne’s dance party/club scene. Health Sociology Review, 19, (2), pp. 192-204. DOI: 10.5172/hesr.2010.19.2.192 [RJ704] Link

Grace, J., Moore, D. and Northcote, J. (2009). Alcohol, Risk and Harm Reduction: Drinking Among Young Adults in Recreational Settings in Perth. National Drug Research Institute, Perth. [T192] Link

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] Link

Higgs, P., Dwyer, R., Duong, D., Thach, M., Power, R. and Maher, L. (2009). Heroin-gel capsules and groin injecting practices among ethnic Vietnamese in Melbourne, Australia. International Journal of Drug Policy, 20, (4), pp. 340-346. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2008.05.001 [RJ688] Link

Moore, D. (2009). 'Workers', 'clients' and the struggle over needs: Understanding encounters between service providers and street-based injecting drug users in an Australian city. Social Science and Medicine, 68, (6), pp. 1161-1168. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2008.12.015 [RJ603] Link

Moore, D., Dray, A., Green, R., Hudson, S., Jenkinson, R., Siokou, C., Perez, P., Bammer, G., Maher, L. and Dietze, P. (2009). Extending drug ethno-epidemiology using agent-based modelling. Addiction, 104, (12), pp. 1991-1997. DOI: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2009.02709.x [RJ644] Link

Dwyer, R. (2008). Privileging pleasure: Temazepam injection in a heroin marketplace. International Journal of Drug Policy, 19, (5), pp. 367-374. [RJ525] Abstract

Siokou, C. and Moore, D. (2008). ‘This is not a rave!’: Changes in the commercialised Melbourne rave/dance party scene. Youth Studies Australia, 27, (3), pp. 50-57. [RJ617] Link

Duff, C., Johnston, J., Moore, D. and Goren, N. (2007). ‘Dropping, Connecting, Playing and Partying’: Exploring the Social and Cultural Contexts of Ecstasy and Related Drug Use in Victoria. Premier's Drug Prevention Council, Melbourne. [M64] Link

Kerr, T., Small, W., Moore, D. and Wood, E. (2007). A micro-environmental intervention to reduce the harms associated with drug-related overdose: Evidence from the evaluation of Vancouver’s safer injection facility. International Journal of Drug Policy, 18, (1), pp. 37-45. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2006.12.008 [RJ499] Link

Higgs, P., Moore, D. and Aitken, C. (2006). Engagement, reciprocity and advocacy: Ethical harm reduction practice in research with injecting drug users. Drug and Alcohol Review, 25, (5), pp. 419-423. DOI: 10.1080/09595230600876606 [RJ463] Link

Moore, D. and Fraser, S. (2006). Putting at risk what we know: Reflecting on the drug-using subject in harm reduction and its political implications. Social Science and Medicine, 62, (12), pp. 3035-3047. [RJ476]

Northcote, J. (2006). Focus groups. Of Substance, 4, (1), pp. 16-17. [UJ133]

Northcote, J. (2006). Nightclubbing and the search for identity: Making the transition from childhood to adulthood in an urban milieu. Journal of Youth Studies, 9, (1), pp. 1-16. [RJ478]

Northcote, J. and Lyons, Z. (2006). Research on Homelessness and Substance Use: Where Do We Go From Here? Parity, 19, (8), pp. 25. [UJ144]

Northcote, J., Lyons, Z., Allsop, S., Howard, J. and Evans, L. (2006). Working with Homeless People who use Alcohol and other Drugs: Devising a Resource Guide for Frontline Practitioners. Parity, 19, (8), pp. 30. [UJ145]

Moore, D. and Dietze, P. (2005). Enabling environments and the reduction of drug-related harm: Re-framing Australian policy and practice. Drug and Alcohol Review, 24, (3), pp. 275-284. [RJ454]

Moore, D. (2004). Governing street-based injecting drug users: A critique of heroin overdose prevention in Australia. Social Science and Medicine, 59, (7), pp. 1547-1557. [RJ426]

Moore, D. and Dietze, P. (2004). Overdose prevention and street-based injecting drug use: Why we're heading in the wrong direction. In Harper, K. (ed.) Services Directory for Drug and Alcohol Users. Fitzroy Legal Service, Fitzroy. pp. 288-290. [CH108]

Moore, D. and Dietze, P. (2004). Responding to street-based heroin overdose, injecting drug use and sex work: A risk environment approach. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology & School of Health and Social Development, Deakin University. [R181]