Overdose Lifesavers is informed by the sociology of drug use and the sociology of health and medicine. In conducting the research and designing the website, the team drew on research that explored these issues within their social context. Useful publications were:
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Farrugia, A., Fraser, S., Dwyer, R., Fomiatti, R., Neale, J., Dietze, P. & Strang, J. (2019). Take-home naloxone and the politics of care. Sociology of Health & Illness 41(2): 427–443.
Farrugia, A., Neale J., Dwyer, R. Fomiatti, R., Fraser, S., Strang, J. & Dietze, P. (2019). Conflict and communication: Managing the multiple affordances of take-home naloxone administration events in Australia. Addiction Research & Theory early online: 1–9.
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Fraser, S., Farrugia, A. & Dwyer, R. (2018). Grievable lives? Death by opioid overdose in Australian newspaper coverage. International Journal of Drug Policy 59: 28–35.
Fraser, S., Pienaar, K., Dilkes-Frayne, E., Moore, D., Kokanovic, R., Treloar, C. & Dunlop, A. (2017). Addiction stigma and the biopolitics of liberal modernity: A qualitative analysis. International Journal of Drug Policy 44: 192–201.
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Pienaar, K., Moore, D., Fraser, S., Kokanovic, R., Treloar, C. & Dilkes-Frayne, E. (2017). 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 21(5): 519–537.
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