Expert Panel: Alcohol Related Brain Damage

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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? 
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    Participants:

    • 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.


    Related: Stress and boredom might have led to an increase in alcohol consumption during the pandemic – but have you heard of Alcohol-Related Brain Damage?