Addiction Concepts

NDRI’s Social Studies of Addiction Concepts (SSAC) research program has developed a website, Addiction Concepts (, aimed at informing researchers and other stakeholders about the program, and to act more broadly as a resource for scholars with an interest in social studies of addiction and addiction concepts.

Focusing on the field of alcohol and other drug (AOD) use, the SSAC research program takes addiction as its central object of study, mapping and monitoring changes in addiction concepts and language in Australia and around the world.

Drawing on a range of social scientific research methods, this program of research aims to directly inform policy, and help develop clearer models and more productive approaches for improving AOD-related health and social outcomes in Australia.

The SSAC research program is led by Professor Suzanne Fraser