Alcohol and alcohol use problems

Biology, beliefs and behaviour
Matthew Gullo
Clinical Psychologist and Principal Research Fellow, National Centre for Youth Substance Use Research, The University of Queensland


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

Webcast details

Recorded: Wednesday 17 August 2022
Format: On-demand webcast
CPD: 1 unit, self-allocated
Cost: Members – Complimentary
Non-Members – $29 (incl. GST)
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