Øystein Skjælaaen (b. 1977) holds a doctorate degree in sociology. He has worked in alcohol and drug research for many years, and his thesis “Beer for breakfast. Identity and community in the pub in the morning” received academic praise and attention from the general press when published in 2018.
Øystein has published in numerous academic journals with articles about drugs, alcohol and intoxication.
“Getting high, and why”. is his first book. Skjælaaen is also a musician, and plays in the band Real Ones, among others.