Monash University

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The Psychology of Alcohol and Other Drug Use in Forensic Cases: Prevalence, Contributing Factors and Opportunities for Harm Prevention

posted on 2019-11-18, 05:42 authored by LAURA JANE ANDERSON
This thesis used a dual-focus approach of combining psychological and toxicological analysis in order to understand the interaction between mental health and alcohol and other drug use. The findings of this research demonstrated a need to provide in depth psycho-education and early intervention to these high-risk groups in the community in order to prevent future harm.


Principal supervisor

Jennifer Lucinda Pilgrim

Additional supervisor 1

Asher Flynn

Additional supervisor 2

Olaf Drummer

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Forensic Medicine

Additional Institution or Organisation

Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences