This project aimed to understand experiences of stigma and discrimination for people experiencing problematic alcohol and other drug (AOD) use in Queensland. Specifically, the research examined:

  • Experiences of stigma and discrimination;
  • The potential for legislation to be stigmatising;
  • The settings and sectors in which stigma and discrimination occur;
  • The impacts of stigma and discrimination on health and wellbeing and in particular on recovery and the ability to reconnect with the community; and
  • Circumstances where stigma is not experienced, and evidence of what works to address stigma and discrimination.



Kari Lancaster, Kate Seear, Alison Ritter
Date Commenced
03 Sep 2018
Resource Type
DPMP Monographs