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Curtin University
National Drug Research Institute

Preventing Harmful Drug Use In Australia

Media Release


Date: Wednesday, 2 November 2011

How far would you go for cheaper alcohol?

Perth researchers are looking for people to take part in a groundbreaking study looking at how far consumers will drive for cheaper alcohol.

The study, by a PhD Student at Curtin University’s National Drug Research Institute, is looking at the distance people are prepared to travel to buy alcohol and how price affects what and where they buy.

The survey is part of a larger project studying how the number of alcohol outlets influences levels of alcohol-related injuries in emergency departments – the first time this has been examined.

To take part in the study, you have to be 18 or older, buy and consume alcohol, and be able to travel to Bentley. The study involves a focus group and two questionnaire sessions.

In recognition of the time and expenses associated with attendance, participants will receive a $30 gift voucher.

For more information or to sign up, contact Michelle at 0424 877 202 or michelle.hobday@postgrad.curtin.edu.au.

Further Information:

Vic Rechichi
Communications Officer, National Drug Research Institute
Curtin University
Phone: 61 (0)8 9266 1627
Mobile: 0414 682 055

Rachael Lobo
Communications Officer, National Drug Research Institute
Curtin University
Phone: 61 (0)8 9266 1627
Mobile: 0400 218831