Reducing Stigma and Discrimination

Stigma and discrimination related to alcohol and other drug use can impact on prevention, education and treatment - with repercussions for the whole community.

The Social Inclusion Action Research Group (SIARG) is a partnership between WANADA, Mental Health Commission (formerly Drug and Alcohol Office - DAO) and the wider WA alcohol and other drug sector that aims to reduce alcohol and other drug-related stigma and discrimination.

About SIARG

SIARG aims to promote social inclusion and reduce stigma experienced by people who have problems related to their own AOD use, as well as family members, significant others and people who work in the alcohol and other drug sector.

SIARG launched Reducing Stigma and Discrimination Relating to Alcohol and other Drugs in Western Australia in 2013.

Download   pdf Reducing Stigma and Discrimination Relating to Alcohol and other Drug Use in Western Australia (283 KB) .

WA Research into Stigma and Discrimination

In late 2013, four ECU Psychology Honours students worked with SIARG and the sector to explore the issue of stigma and discrimination related to alcohol and other drugs for consumers, workers, and families.

WANADA, with funding from the former Drug and Alcohol Office, engaged social research company Colmar Brunton to investigate further. WANADA invited workers and consumers to take part in the research, which involved talking about stigma and discrimination related to alcohol and other drug use in a confidential, anonymous discussion.

Useful Resources

For more information, please contact Ethan James at WANADA via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call WANADA on (08) 6557 9400.

Location

Level 1
1 Nash St
Perth WA 6000

 

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