Research programs

Social Studies of Addiction Concepts

Focusing on the field of alcohol and other drug use, this program of research based at the National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, maps and monitors changes in addiction concepts and language in Australia and selected international sites, with the aim of illuminating the ways the ‘problem’ itself is constituted and operates in society, culture and politics.

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This Canadian collaboration, based at the University of British Columbia, undertakes research to inform prevention initiatives related to HIV and sexually transmissible and blood-borne infections among gay, bi, and queer men, including trans men, and other men who have sex with men. Its focus is on understanding how new knowledge and options for testing, treatment and prevention are changing the face of HIV

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Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research

This inter-disciplinary centre at Aarhus University, Denmark, undertakes research on the consumption, treatment, policy and prevention related to alcohol and drugs. It also undertakes communication and knowledge-transfer activities for policy makers the public.

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Chemical Youth

Based at the University of Amsterdam, and involving ethnographic fieldwork in both Europe and Asia, Chemical Youth studies the lived effects of chemicals—which are a combination of their pharmaceutical properties, the beliefs and expectations surrounding their use, and practical experimentation with specific techniques.

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