Alcohol Awareness Week, (16-22 November 2020) is a chance for the UK to get thinking about drinking. The Addictions Research Group hosted a panel of leading experts on Alcohol Related Brain Damage (ARBD) to ask:
What is an excessive alcohol intake?
What sort of people drink too much?
Why do people turn to drink?
Is alcohol addiction like other addictions?
How do you treat ARBD and what are the specific issues of trying to work with ARBD?
What advice would you give to policy makers and politicians on managing ARBD?
Chair: Professor Ruth Northway is Professor of Learning Disability Nursing at the University of South Wales and Faculty Head of Research.
Professor Bev John is Professor of Addictions and Health Psychology at the University of South Wales and co-lead of the Addictions Research Group.
Professor Julia Lewis is Consultant Addiction Psychiatrist and clinical lead of the Gwent Specialist Substance Misuse Service in the Aneurin Bevan University Health. She is a Visiting Professor at USW.
Professor Gareth Roderique-Davies is Professor of Psychology a the University of South Wales and co-lead of the Addictions Research Group.
Professor Raman Sakhuja is Consultant Psychiatrist (substance misuse) in the Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Board. He is a Visiting Professor at USW.
Andrew Misell is Alcohol Change UK’s Director for Wales, and has led the development of the charity’s work in Wales since 2009.