Anxiety and alcohol use: what clinicians need to know

Participation will provide:
– An understanding of typical patterns and issues relevant to the management of anxiety and alcohol use disorder comorbidity;
– Introduction to an integrated cognitive behaviour therapy program that improves outcomes by concurrently addressing anxiety, alcohol use and the connections between them;
– Awareness of the developmental links between anxiety and alcohol use, including strategies to prevent the development of alcohol use disorders among anxious young people.

About the presenter:
Lexine Stapinski is an Associate Professor and Clinical Psychologist at the Matilda Centre.

Her research focuses on understanding the inter-relationship between anxiety and substance use disorders, and how we can optimise prevention, early intervention and treatment approaches for these commonly co-occurring conditions.

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people and other peoples of the Kulin nation as the traditional owners of the land on which our work in the community takes place. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

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