Shane Varcoe has been the Executive Director for the Dalgarno Institute (Coalition Of Alcohol & Drug Educators) since 2009. The Institute is long standing Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD), community based, not-for-profit, public interest coalition, that achieved ECOSOC (Economic & Social consultant) consultative status with the United Nations in 2022.
As an AOD demand reduction/primary prevention advocate and specialist Affective domain educator, he is the architect of the ‘No Brainer’ alcohol and other drug education project, including the six DVD ‘I Wish I Never…’ secondary school curriculum and the Humpty Dumpty Resiliency Project. Initiated and oversaw development of BOUNCE BACK parent workshops, ‘B.O.W.I’ (Better Off
Without it) sporting club AOD education program, ‘The Fence Builder’ and ‘Isabella’s List’ community action.
Shane also created Greater Risk and the 21 Be There Campaign around alcohol and young people, and now has Dalgarno Institute as the lead agency in a nationwide consortium looking at the youth alcohol misuse issue.
He has authored a number of papers along with peer reviewed and published papers The Most Effective Drug Pusher Ever – Permission and Social Determinants and Substance Use, A précised edition published in The Journal of Global Drug Policy & Practice. Latest contributions to the sector literature include, Drug Policy: Building or Demolishing Community Resiliency? and Stigma, Drug Use – and the Proactive Contagions to Reduce Both.
Shane is currently on International Board WFAD (Oceania – Deputy Rep) Dalgarno Institute are also members of;
- W.F.A.D since 2010
- Movendi International
- International Society of Substance Use Professionals