Alcohol misuse is both a problem in itself and a coping mechanism for other problems. To provide the best support for people who may be drinking for complex reasons, services need to know how to address a range of complex needs.

At this multidisciplinary event, experts in a range of fields will help us get to grips with issues including:

• Why substance misuse and mental health can’t be treated separately
• What to do about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
• How to do the best for autistic clients
• How alcohol and eating disorders can interact
• How to support people who drink and gamble

Plus, we will be hearing from the author Catherine Gray about her twenty years of heavy drinking, and the unexpected joys of being sober.

Alcohol Change UK is the operational name of Alcohol Research UK. Charity no. 1140287