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NCJ Number: 229124 Find in a Library
Title: Drug and Alcohol Review Volume 28, Supplement 1, November 2009
Journal: Drug and Alcohol Review  Volume:28  Issue:1  Dated:November 2009  Pages:A1-A84
Editor(s): Robin Room
Date Published: November 2009
Page Count: 90
Type: Conference Material
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: This review features abstracts and symposiums for papers presented at the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD) 2009 conference "Living on the Edge" held November 1-4, 2009, at the Darwin Convention Centre in Darwin Australia.
Abstract: Conference speakers, both international and national, focused on new treatment, prevention, and policy in the areas of drug and alcohol research. Alcohol and drug issues span a number of disciplines and professions and while the broader society often views alcohol and drug issues as an arena defined by marginality; the focus of this conference was to bring these issues from the periphery to the centre. Those working in the alcohol and drug sector, whether as researchers, teachers or professionals, are on the cutting edge of new research, initiatives, and programs allowing clinicians to work more closely across disciplinary, social, cultural, and institutional boundaries. The conference included local issues and content relevant to Australia, but also offered a range of presentations and workshops that had international relevance. Featuring original work from the field, the conference program, for the first time, encouraged alternative presentation styles such as film, yarning circles, and artwork while maintaining conventional modes of presentation such as oral and poster presentations, participatory workshops and debates/discussions. Author index
Main Term(s): Australia; International
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Alcohol abuse education; Alcohol-crime relationship; Drug abuse; Drug abuse in foreign countries; Drug offenders; Drug Policy; Drug research; Research uses in policymaking
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