Alcohol and alcohol use problems

Biology, beliefs and behaviour
Wednesday 17 August 2022 · 12.30pm – 1.30pm  · 1 CPD unit

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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.

Speakers

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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
President
The Law Society of New South Wales

Webcast details

Date: Wednesday 17 August 2022
Time: 12.00pm – Login
12.30pm – Webcast commences
1.30pm – Webcast concludes
Format: Webcast
CPD: 1 unit, self-allocated
Cost: Members – Complimentary
Non-Members – $29 (incl. GST)
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