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YOUNG PEOPLE AND ALCOHOL – REDUCING THE RISK

Title: YOUNG PEOPLE AND ALCOHOL – REDUCING THE RISK

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Date: 2013-05-22

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Start Time: 09:00

End Time: 12:00

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Cost: $15 ATDC members/ $25  non-members

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Location: Hobart Town Hall

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The health and social consequences of risky drinking among young people are widely promoted in the media and community, and people working in the ATOD sector have firsthand experience in dealing with the issues. Risky drinking, especially among Aboriginal young people, those living in the country, and young men, poses serious health, social and legal problems for young people themselves, and Australia generally.

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In this 3-hour seminar, Professor Steve Allsop will examine the factors that protect young people and those that increase the risk of alcohol and other drug related harm. He will address the implications for prevention and the roles that can be embraced by professionals.

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About the presenter:

Professor Steve Allsop has worked in the drug field for almost 30 years and been involved in policy, prevention and treatment research and professional development for health, police, education, welfare staff and community organisations. He is Professor and Director at the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) at Curtin University. The NDRI is a World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for the Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Abuse.

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MORNING TEA AND A LIGHT LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED

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Registration: Registration and payment can be made until 21 May at http://www.trybooking.com/Embed.aspx?eid=47884 or for more information contact Rebecca on 62382 155 or taylorr@hobartcity.com.au

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