Australia has long been recognised as a drug taking society. The
landmark Senate Report in 1981, chaired by then Senator Dr Peter Baume
painted a stark picture of the way excessive alcohol and prescription
drug consumption impacted on the lives of all Australians. With the
exception of our efforts to curb drink driving, we appear to have
achieved little in the way we use and misuse alcohol. The estimated cost
of alcohol related problems now stands at a staggering $36 billion per
The economic impact of all other drugs (excluding tobacco) is in comparison, modest at $6 billion. Communities throughout Australia are increasingly concerned about the problems posed by excessive alcohol and drug fuelled violence. Many communities and businesses have taken action in an effort to reduce alcohol and drug related harm. Efforts at the national level to tackle our excessive alcohol consumption have been limited and poorly coordinated.
Building our effectiveness to advocate for better public policy from local, state and federal governments is increasingly seen as important for communities to ‘take back the streets’ and turn around the level of alcohol and drug-fueled violence.
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Paul Dillon, Author of Teenagers, Alcohol and Drugs and founder of Drug and Alcohol Research Training Australia
Chris Raine, Founder of "Hello Sunday Morning" and recipient of Young Queenslander of the Year 2011.
More speakers to be announced soon!
This seminar will examine:
Event date: Thursday 19th of April 2012
Place: Surfair on Marcoola Beach
Registrations will open in December 2011.
Guarantee your seat prior, by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets: $95 and a limited number of concession tickets available.
To book go to www.focushealth.com.au
Sponsorship & Trade Exhibition opportunities are available,
contact FOCUS Health on 07 5443 2100.
Below is the Program for the day.
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