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Sydney Ideas Health Forum - Addiction: is it the new normal?

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The University of Sydney

Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium

Johns Hopkins Drive

Camperdown, NSW 2006

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Drugs, sex, food, booze, and gambling account for the lion’s share of human addictions. Worldwide, it’s estimated that 240 million people are addicted to alcohol, more than a billion smoke, and over 15 million people inject themselves with drugs, such as heroin.

But what drives addiction behaviours and substance use? And why do so many of us behave compulsively, often in ways that cause harm to ourselves and others?

The University of Sydney has some of the world’s foremost clinicians and researchers on the subject of addiction.

In this unique Sydney Health Forum, our expert panel will reveal the mental, physical and social origins of addiction and highlight discoveries that are improving people’s lives.

Panelists:

  • Professor Nick Lintzeris, Clinical Professor, Discipline of Addiction Medicine, Central Clinical School, University of Sydney, and Director and Senior Staff Specialist, Drug and Alcohol Services, South East Sydney Local Health District, NSW Health
  • Professor Kate Conigrave, Conjoint Professor Addiction Medicine, Head, Indigenous Substance Misuse Programs Addiction Medicine, Central Clinical School, University of Sydney
  • Dr Andrew J. Campbell, Senior Lecturer in Psychology , Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, e-mental health, cyber-psychology, and child, adolescent and family mental health


ABOUT THE SYDNEY IDEAS HEALTH FORUMS
Each year, the University of Sydney’s health and medicine disciplines host a series of public health forums that bring together experts and interested people to discuss key healthcare issues affecting millions of Australians. For the full 2017 program, see Health Forums page.

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