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"There's something a little bit different going on out here": Alcohol and other drug recovery in the urban-rural interface in Victoria, Australia

posted on 2023-05-19, 03:03 authored by KATRIN MARION OLIVER
This research contributes to knowledge about place-based alcohol and other drug recovery experiences, highlighting how recovery occurs within an urban-rural interface region and what factors might influence this process. This study suggests: recovery is an action-based process of change; recovery is situated in places and spaces with material elements holding agency; local cultural elements influence perspectives and experiences of recovery; political-geographical complexities within interface regions limit the capacity for nuanced local service system responsiveness. These hypotheses suggest that place influences health. Therefore, future research needs to focus on how place matters, particularly in regions that suffer resource and health disparity


Principal supervisor

Christopher John Trotter

Additional supervisor 1

Michael Savic

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Social Work

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences