This project will collect and analyse the personal accounts of people who describe themselves as having a drug habit, dependence or addiction, and present these accounts on a publicly accessible website:

Research Centre

Centre for Social Research in Health

Research Area

Chronic Health Conditions

Treloar, C., K. Pienaar, E. Dilkes-Frayne and S. Fraser (2019). "Lives of Substance: a mixed-method evaluation of a public information website on addiction experiences." Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy 26(2): 140-147.

Fraser, S., K. Pienaar, E. Dilkes-Frayne, D. Moore, R. Kokanovic, C. Treloar and A. Dunlop (2017). "Addiction stigma and the biopolitics of liberal modernity: A qualitative analysis." International Journal of Drug Policy 44: 192-201.

Pienaar, K., Moore, D., Fraser, S., Kokanovic, R., Treloar, C. and Dilkes-Frayne, E. (2016). Diffracting addicting binaries: An analysis of personal accounts of alcohol and other drug 'addiction'. Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine. DOI: 10.1177/1363459316674062. Available at:

Pienaar, K., S. Fraser, R. Kokanovic, D. Moore, Treloar C and A. Dunlop (2015). "New narratives, new selves: Complicating addiction in online alcohol and other drug resources." Addiction Research and Theory 23(6): 499-509.

Australian Research Council Discovery Project

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