Alcohol use and young adults

Posted on: Friday, 17 August 2012

Turning Point’s public seminar series is pleased to announce the following presentation:

MODIFIABLE INFLUENCE ON ALCOHOL USE IN YOUNG ADULT SOCIAL, RECREATIONAL AND WORK ENVIRONMENTS

Wednesday 22nd August 1-2pm

This seminar will be presented by Professor John Toumbourou,
Associate Dean in the Faculty of Health and the Professor and Chair in Health Psychology, School of Psychology at Deakin University.

Professor John Toumbourou, has conducted research in the alcohol and drug field for the past 20 years with recent work focusing on predicting and preventing harmful alcohol and drug  use in adolescence and young adulthood. John is an Associate Dean in the Faculty of Health and the Professor and Chair in Health Psychology in the School of Psychology at Deakin University. He is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Centre for Adolescent Health.  

John will present findings from the 2011 young adult follow-up of a cohort initially recruited in 2002 as a state-representative sample of Victorian students (N = 2,400 youth, 84% retention).  The presentation will examine levels of alcohol and drug use amongst young adults in Victoria, rates of alcohol problems and influencing factors in adolescence and young adult social, recreational and work environments.

Wednesday 22nd August
1-2 pm
54 - 62 Gertrude St Fitzroy

The seminar is free. All welcome, bookings essential, ring 8413 8413 or email info@turningpoint.org.au

TALKING POINT SEPTEMBER– NOVEMBER 2012 – Diary reminder

Wednesday September 12th
MODELLING DRUG SEEKING AND TAKING IN RODENTS
Professor Andrew J Lawrence, PhD, FBPharmacolS, NHMRC Principal Research Fellow and Associate Director, Florey Neuroscience Institutes, Melbourne Brain Centre, University of Melbourne.

Wednesday October 31st
MAKINGtheLINK: SEEKING HELP FOR RISKY DRINKING PROGRAM LAUNCH
Bonnie Berridge, Psychologist and Senior Education & Training Officer, Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre, Eastern Health.
Dr Lisa McKay-Brown, Team Leader, Community Partnerships Team, Travancore School.

Wednesday November 28th
MAKING WAVES RECOGNISING AND MANAGING TREATMENT INTERFERING BEHAVIOURS
Dr Kate Hall, Snr Clinical Psychologist, Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre, Eastern Health,
Snr Lecturer, Deakin University.