Bibliographic database on Indigenous Australian alcohol and other drug use

To disseminate information about alcohol and other drug use and to facilitate its own research activities, in 1995, NDRI established a web-based bibliographic database; which, by 2011, contained over 1,000 items. A number of published reviews resulted from the database, including book chapters on ‘Substance misuse’ , ‘Social determinants of health, ‘Indigenous health, ‘Preventing harmful substance use, ‘Sex, drugs and young indigenous people’ and ‘Substance misuse and mental health among Aboriginal Australians’. As specific funding was not available to maintain the database, NDRI negotiated with the Australian Indigenous HealthInfonet to take over its management and it wasn incorporated in to the HealthInfonet’s on-line bibliography.

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Dr Annalee Stearne
Tel: 61 (0)8 9266 1630
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Project staff

Alcohol policy and strategies


  • Chief Investigator: Sherry Saggers, Curtin University
  • Co-investigator: Edward Wilkes, Curtin University

Dr Annalee Stearne
Research Fellow
Tel: 61 (0)8 9266 1630
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This project aligns with the following Sustainable Development Goals and Targets:

Gray, D., Saggers, S. and Stearne, A. (2014). Indigenous health: the perpetuation of inequality. In Germov, J. (ed.) Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology (5th ed). Oxford University Press, Melbourne. pp. 147-162. ISBN: 9780195520149 [CH208]

Gray, D. (2012). Is the demand for alcohol in Indigenous Australian communities price inelastic? Drug and Alcohol Review, 31, (6), pp. 818-822. doi:10.1111/j.1465-3362.2012.00425.x [RJ729] View web page

Gray, D. (2012). What communities can do to prevent or limit drinking problems. In Lee, K., S., Freeburn, B., Ella, S., Miller, W., Perry, J. and Conigrave, K. (eds.) Handbook for Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Work. University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. pp. 337-342. ISBN: 978-1-74210 267-2 [CH186]

Gray, D. and Wilkes, E., T. (2011). Alcohol restrictions in Australian Indigenous communities: an effective strategy if Indigenous-led. Medical Journal of Australia, 194, (10), pp. 508. doi:10.5694/j.1326-5377.2011.tb03083.x [RJ786] View web page

Saggers, S., Walter, M. and Gray, D. (2011). Culture, history and health. In Thackrah, R., Scott, K. and Winch, J. (eds.) Indigenous Australian Health and Cultures: An Introduction for Health Professionals. Pearson, Sydney, Australia. [CH177]

Gray, D. (2010). The Northern Territory Emergency Response and cannabis use in remote Indigenous communities (Refereed letter to the Editor). Medical Journal of Australia, 192, (10), pp. 555. doi:10.5694/j.1326-5377.2010.tb03633.x [RJ730] View web page

Gray, D. and Wilkes, E., T. (2010). Reducing alcohol and other drug related harm. Closing the Gap Clearing House, (3). [RJ767] View web page

Wilkes, E., T., Gray, D., Saggers, S., Casey, W. and Stearne, A. (2010). Substance misuse and mental health among Aboriginal Australians. In Purdie, N., Dudgeon, P. and Walker, R. (eds.) Working Together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Wellbeing Principles and Practice. Australian Council for Educational Research, Canberra. pp. 117-134. ISBN: 978-1-74241-090-6-6 [CH167] Abstract

Gray, D., Saggers, S., Atkinson, D. and Wilkes, E., T. (2008). Substance misuse. In Couzos, S. and Murray, R. (eds.) Aboriginal Primary Health Care: An Evidence Based Approach (3rd ed). Oxford University Press, Melbourne. [CH142]

Bacon, V. (2007). What potential might Narrative Therapy have to assist Indigenous Australians reduce substance misuse. Australian Aboriginal Studies, 1, pp. 71-82. [RJ550]

Saggers, S. and Gray, D. (2007). Social determinants of health: defining what we mean. In Carson, B., Dunbar, T., Chenhall, R. and Bailie, R. (eds.) The Social Determinants of Aboriginal Health. Allen & Unwin, Sydney, Australia. pp. 1-20. [CH136]

Saggers, S., Gray, D. and Strempel, P. (2006). Sex, drugs and indigenous young people. In Aggleton, P., Ball, A. and Mane, P. (eds.) Sex, Drugs and Young People: International Perspectives. Routledge, London. pp. 200-219. ISBN: 0-415-32878-0 [CH121]

Couzos, S., Hunter, E., Gray, D. and Reading, D. (2005). Alcohol: prevention of problem drinking. In NACCHO (ed.) Evidence Base to a Preventive Health Assessment in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Melbourne. pp. 17-26. ISBN: 0 86906 264 6 [CH180]

Gray, D. and Saggers, S. (2005). The evidence base for responding to substance use problems in Indigenous communities. In Stockwell, T., R., Gruenewald, P., Toumbourou, J. and Loxley, W. (eds.) Preventing Harmful Substance Use: The Evidence Base for Policy and Practice. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, West Sussex. pp. 381-393. ISBN: 0-470-09227-0 doi:10.1002/9780470713624.ch31 [CH128] View web page

Gray, D. and Saggers, S. (2003). Substance misuse. In Thomson, N. (ed.) The Health of Indigenous Australians. Oxford University Press, Melbourne. pp. 158-185. ISBN: 019551220 [CH99]

Gray, D., Saggers, S., Hulse, G., K. and Atkinson, D. (2002). An approach to substance misuse problems among Indigenous Australians. In Hulse, G., K., White, J. and Cape, G. (eds.) Management of Alcohol and Drug Problems. Oxford University Press, Melbourne. pp. 310-327. ISBN: 0 19 551331 2 [CH86]

Saggers, S. and Gray, D. (2001). Theorising Indigenous health: a political economy of health and substance misuse. Health Sociology Review, 10, (2), pp. 21-32. doi:10.5172/hesr.2001.10.2.21 [RJ380] View web page

Gray, D. (2000). Indigenous Australians and liquor licensing restrictions. Invited and refereed editorial. Addiction, 95, (10), pp. 1469-1472. doi:10.1046/j.1360-0443.2000.951014691.x [RJ332] View web page

Gray, D., Saggers, S., Sputore, B., A. and Bourbon, D. (2000). What works: a review of evaluated alcohol misuse interventions among Aboriginal Australians. Addiction, 95, (1), pp. 11-22. doi:10.1046/j.1360-0443.2000.951113.x [RJ314] View web page