Analysing addiction concepts for improved public health outcomes: A Victorian Pilot Study

  • Research program: Ethnographic Research
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: January 2010
  • Expected end date: December 2012
  • Completion date: December 2012
  • Funded by: Faculty of Medicine, Monash University (NDRI is not the administering Institution for these funds)
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This project is a pilot for a larger study and aims to clarify and analyse concepts of addiction operating in alcohol and other drug (AOD) policy and service provision in Victoria. A preliminary indicative typology of addiction concepts found in the data will be developed, and this evidence will be used to support a larger study seeking the same information across three important Australian public health areas: AOD use, compulsive gambling and obesity. This larger study will identify connections and differences between the three and explore opportunities for and obstacles to cross-sector collaboration.

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Professor Paul Dietze
Tel: 61 (0)3 9282 2134
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Chief Investigator

Harm reduction policy and strategies


  • Chief Investigator: Suzanne Fraser, La Trobe University
  • Chief Investigator: John Fitzgerald, VicHealth

Professor Suzanne Fraser
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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] View web page

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] View web page