Alcohol use problems are common in Australia, where alcohol is cheap, readily available, and heavily promoted. Nearly 1 in 4 Australians will develop an alcohol use disorder at some point in their life, with men more likely to develop problems than women.
While many view alcohol problems through a biological lens, there is a rich psychology involved that should not be overlooked. Many of the psychological processes that lead to an alcohol use disorder are the same ones involved in everyday, non-problem drinking - they are thoughts and behaviours that we all engage in.
These psychological processes are also the focus of evidence-based behavioural treatment. In this talk, we will take a closer look at some of these psychological processes, how to tell if they are causing alcohol problems, and discuss some strategies to manage them.
Matthew Gullo | Read Bio
Clinical Psychologist and Principal Research Fellow
National Centre for Youth Substance Use Research, The University of Queensland
Joanne van der Plaat | Read Bio
The Law Society of New South Wales
||Wednesday 17 August 2022
||12.00pm – Login
12.30pm – Webcast commences
1.30pm – Webcast concludes
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