Beyond behaviours: How health inequality theory can enhance our understanding of the ‘alcohol harm paradox’ – Jennifer Boyd
In our first Alcohol Occasionals event of 2021 held on Wednesday 20 January, Jennifer Boyd, PhD Student at the University of Sheffield, presented: “Beyond behaviours: How health inequality theory can enhance our understanding of the ‘alcohol harm paradox’“.
In our second meeting on Tuesday 15 December, we discussed Drabble, L. & Trocki, K. (2014). Alcohol in the life narratives of women: Commonalities and differences by sexual orientation. Addiction Research & Theory, 22(3): 186–194. doi: 10.3109/16066359.2013.806651
This qualitative paper explores the role of alcohol in the life narratives of women with different sexual orientations. The introduction explains that alcohol-related problems are higher among sexual minority women, compared to heterosexual women, and provides explanations for why this may be the case. Then the paper highlights a clear gap in previous research – very few studies have explored how sexual minority women perceive the role of alcohol in their lives and how these views and experiences compare to those of heterosexual women. The study is informed by the theory of social representations, which is explained very well. The authors make it easy for a reader, unfamiliar with this theory, to understand it and why it was suitable for this study.… [Read on]
SARN is supporting Professor Carol Emslie (SARN Co-Chair) and colleagues at the Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) Substance Use Research Group to host a series of the Society for the Study of Addiction (SSA) funded Qualitative Methods Journal Club (QMJC) from November 2020 – April 2021.
The two research presentations from the SARN Members’ December 2020 Meeting are now available, which were presented on 7 December 2020 via Zoom.
Dr Hannah Carver (University of Stirling) presented research on Managed Alcohol Programmes: “Investigating the need for alcohol harm reduction and Managed Alcohol Programmes for people experiencing homelessness and alcohol use disorders in Scotland”.