New program of research at NDRI
Associate Professor Suzanne Fraser joined NDRI in 2013 funded by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship to establish a program of research that will 'analyse and compare concepts of addiction for improved health and social outcomes in Australia'.
Focusing on the field of alcohol and other drug use (AOD), NDRI’s Social Studies of Addiction Concepts (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 will directly inform policy, and help develop clearer models and more productive approaches for improving AOD-related health and social outcomes in Australia.
NDRI’s SSAC program has developed a new website 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.
Details of some of the SSAC program projects can also be found in the New Projects section.