Dr. Nick Heather - Alcohol symposium 2017​

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Dr. Nick Heather - Alcohol Symposium 2017



Alcohol, the Brain and Society: From Impact to Intervention - 5th Annual Campbell Family Mental Health Research Symposium November 2017

CAMH's Campbell Family Mental Health Research Symposium is an annual event featuring internationally renowned speakers presenting advances in mental illness and addictions.

Nick Heather is Emeritus Professor of Alcohol and Other Drug Studies at Northumbria University. After working as a clinical psychologist in the NHS, he developed the Addictive Behaviours Research Group at the University of Dundee. In 1987 he became founding Director of the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of New South Wales. He returned to the UK in 1994 as Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Newcastle City Health NHS Trust and as Director of the Centre for Alcohol and Drug Studies.

Nick Heather has published over 500 scientific articles, books, book chapters and other publications, with an emphasis on the treatment of alcohol problems and alcohol brief interventions.He has published a number of books which present evidence and theories intended to disprove the notion that alcoholism exists as a disease.

Dr. Heather was presented with the 2017 Jellinek Award at the Symposium. 

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