Teagan Weatherall, PhD candidate presented at the NDARC Webinar Series on Thursday 28 April 2022.
This webinar discussed findings from recent studies on alcohol dependence among Indigenous Peoples from similarly colonised countries.
Alcohol use is common globally and the health risks from drinking are recognised. However, risk of alcohol-related harms (including dependence) could be greater among Indigenous Peoples from similarly colonised countries (Australia, Aotearoa/New Zealand, Canada, United States of America). Additionally, the way alcohol dependence is measured or identified can be different for Indigenous Peoples. This presentation will describe findings from three recent studies that identifies the prevalence of alcohol dependence among Indigenous Peoples globally, and the associations of dependence with harms and getting help in an Indigenous Australian community sample.
About the speaker
Teagan Weatherall is enrolled in the final stages of a PhD at the University of Sydney. In 2018 Teagan completed a Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion and she has worked in Indigenous health for a number of years in Sydney and a remote Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory. Teagan has also worked research and administrative roles at the University of Sydney.