Older people and alcohol and other drugs seminar

Older people and alcohol and other drugs seminar

Australia’s population is ageing rapidly. Older Australians are more likely to drink on a daily basis, take multiple medications, have multiple medical problems and be socially isolated. Despite this, older people are under-represented in alcohol and other drug (AOD) services.

To examine these issues, DrugInfo will be running a seminar on 5 September 2011. This free interactive seminar will also consider issues from the upcoming DrugInfo newsletter and Prevention Research Quarterly “Older people and alcohol and other drugs”.


Prof. Dan Lubman—Director, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre and Professor of Addiction Studies and Services, Monash University

Jo Marston—Psychologist, Benzodiazepine Program, Reconnexion

Simon Ruth—Director, Complex Services, Community Health, Peninsula Health

Dr Alice Rota-Bartelink—Research Manager, Wintringham

Monday 5 September 2011

William Angliss Conference Centre
William Angliss Institute of TAFE
Level 5, 555 LaTrobe Street (cnr King St.), Melbourne.

9:30am–12:30pm (9:00am registration)

Bookings are strictly limited, so you are advised to book early.
Bookings close at 4:00 pm on Thursday 1 September 2011.

For more information, or to book your place, tel. 1300 85 85 84 or send your name, organisation and contact phone number to druginfo@adf.org.au.

What if you can’t attend?
Approximately 2 weeks after the seminar, the presentations will be available for download from the DrugInfo website.