Posted to ENEWS for Marion Brophy on behalf of Turning Point
Turning Point’s public seminar series is pleased to announce the following presentation on Thursday 12th April 2012.
‘Recent developments in the approach to Alcohol Dependence.’
presented by Wim van den Brink
The management of alcohol addiction has progressed through a number of “revolutions”. This presentation will provide insights into the second and third revolutions highlighting the context of the burden of disease and the need for treatment, the treatment gap and the need for additional treatment goals such as reduced drinking (second revolution) and the idea of as-needed use of medication supporting the responsibility and the empowerment of the patient and the change in the patient-therapist relation (third revolution).
Wim van den Brink is Professor of Psychiatry and Addiction at the Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam (AMCUvA) and also holds the position of Director of the Amsterdam Institute for Addiction Research (AIAR). His research aims to uncover the neurobiological processes involved in the development of addictive behaviours and the effects of neurobiological interventions to prevent relapse. He chaired the working groups that developed multidisciplinary guidelines for the treatment of alcohol dependence (2009) and opioid dependence (2011) in The Netherlands. Co-founder and president of the European Association of Substance Abuse Research, he currently chairs the International Collaboration of ADHD and Substance Abuse and recently accepted the position as chair of the Scientific Program Committee of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) 2012-2014. He is a (co)author of over 300 peer-reviewed scientific publications. Dr. Wim van den Brink is editor of European Addiction Research, associate editor of Drug and Alcohol Dependence and a member of the editorial board of Addiction, Addiction Biology, Current Drug Abuse Reviews, International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, Mind and Brain, and Sucht.
Thursday 12th April 2012
Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre
54 - 62 Gertrude St, Fitzroy
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