Professor Shane Darke from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), UNSW Sydney presented at the 2019 NDARC Seminar Series on Thursday, 14 March 2019.
About the presentation:
The study of alcohol-related death provides crucial information as to how, and why, people die from alcohol. Such information is also of critical importance in measuring the burden of disease alcohol imposes upon the living. There are two complementary means to approach alcohol-related death: epidemiology and forensic studies (which examine the coronial records of cases of alcohol-related death).
The epidemiology of alcohol-related death provides important data on the extent to which alcohol impacts upon premature death, and what kinds of deaths it incurs. Forensic studies contain granular information on who dies, their toxicology at the time of death, the circumstances in which they died, and their state of health at the time of death. Taken together, these two methods provide powerful insights into alcohol-related behaviours and disease and provide guidance on how we may reduce the burden of disease imposed by alcohol.
The NDARC Seminar Series takes place every Thursday at 3.00pm. Members of the alcohol and other drug (AOD) sector and research community are welcome to attend.
2019 NDARC Seminar Series
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Location: Lecture Room 122, Building R1, 22 - 32 King St Randwick, NSW 2031
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