Do Not Go Gentle……Substance Misuse and Ageing Conference 2018

Jan 24
Substance Misuse and Ageing Conference

Do Not Go Gentle……Substance Misuse and Ageing Conference 2018

 How do we work with older adults with substance misuse problems?

A one day conference hosted by Drink Wise Age Well and DACW (Developing a Caring Wales).

The conference is aimed at professionals, practitioners, policy makers and interested others to explore how we can better recognise and respond to the needs of this age group.

Alongside an ageing population we are seeing an increase in alcohol consumption in the Over 50’s age group, coupled with the use of prescribed medication and illicit drug use.

The Welsh Government’s Advisory Panel on Substance Misuse produced a report in February 2017 on Substance Misuse in an Ageing Population which included a number of recommendations. In terms of acknowledging older adults in substance misuse policy or strategy, Wales is ahead of its UK counterparts but we know there is more to be done including tackling ageism and stigma in and amongst this increasing population.

Confirmed speakers

  • Dr Sarah Wadd, University of Bedfordshire Substance Misuse and Ageing Research Team
  • Dr Andy Towers, Senior Lecturer in Public Health, Massey University, New Zealand
  • Dr Julia Lewis, Consultant Addiction Psychiatrist
  • Dr Martin Hyde, Associate Professor, Centre For Innovative Ageing, University of Swansea
  • David Liddell OBE, Chief Executive Officer, Scottish Drugs Forum

Payment can be made via Eventbrite using a debit/credit card. If you wish to pay via invoice please contact joanne.edwards@drinkwiseagewell.org.uk

LOCATION

Cardiff City Stadium

Leckwith Road

Cardiff

CF11 8AZ

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