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Introducing Livesofsubstance.org

In 2014 Curtin University’s Social Studies of Addiction Concepts (SSAC) research team began work on an innovative project that would underpin Australia’s first dedicated website presenting carefully researched personal stories of alcohol or other drug addiction, dependence or habit – www.livesofsubstance.org.

Drawing on in-depth qualitative interviews, the website presents detailed life stories of people who consider themselves to have an addiction, dependence or drug habit. Also presented are key themes found in the interviews:

  • How alcohol and other drug use fits into everyday life
  • Coping with stigma and discrimination
  • Looking after health and well-being
  • Seeking help or initiating change

These themes are presented using video re-enactments, original audio recordings and written extracts from the interviews. Livesofsubstance.org aims to support people who take drugs, inform the public about their many different life experiences, and act as an information and training resource for professionals.

 

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