Drinking in the suburbs: the experiences of Aboriginal young people
The Drinking in the suburbs: the experiences of Aboriginal young people project aims to collect current data on alcohol use and drinking behaviour among young Aboriginal people in the suburban districts of Queens Park and Canning in Perth, Western Australia.
The specific objectives of the project are to:
- describe the frequency and quantity of alcohol consumption, frequency of 'binge' drinking, contexts of drinking behaviour, and understandings of alcohol-related harms and 'problem' drinking of Aboriginal young people in the area
- describe the current knowledge, and perceptions of, alcohol related health promotion activities of Aboriginal young people in the area
- identify gaps in health promotion resources and activities targeting Aboriginal young people in the area, and explore the opportunities young Aboriginal people see for meaningful health promotion around 'binge' drinking.
The quantifiable outcomes of this research will include:
- a report providing a description of drinking behaviours, contexts and consequences of alcohol use among a group of high risk Aboriginal young people
- a description of young Aboriginal people's attitudes towards health promotion resources and their ideas on how to improve the relevance and appropriateness of health promotion resources targeting this population.
This project is being conducted by the National Drug Research Institute.
Abstract adapted from the National Drug Research Institute
Dr Mandy Wilson
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