Comorbidity with depression

Posted on October 6, 2014 by addiction

People with depression have high rates of comorbidity with other mental disorders and substance abuse.  Psychosocial effects such as stigma, poverty and isolation associated with substance use may contribute to depression; depression also has the potential to predispose people to poverty, isolation and substance abuse.

The Australian and New Zealand Addiction 2015 Conference, Addiction 2015 will be held on the 20 – 22 May 2015 at Outrigger Gold Coast.

The Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference will address the treatment and recovery of alcohol, other drugs and behavioral addictions. Addiction 2015 will be hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association (ANZMH). The Conference is for Addiction treatment professionals, Drug and Alcohol Workers, mental health professionals, health-care clinicians, researchers and academics.

Addiction 2015 will include Keynote speakers and plenary streams on:

  • Policy and Research, what are the risk factors, causes, consequences and prevention for Addiction
  • Drugs, Alcohol and Behavioural
  • Recovery and  Treatment


  • Addiction Policy and Advocacy
  • Overseas practices in Addiction treatment
  • Latest issues in Addiction treatment
  • Research in Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Causes and Risk Factors for Addiction including mental health, societal and family
  • Consequences of Addiction for health, mental health, family and society
  • Comorbidity, Co-occurrence and Dual Diagnosis
  • Education and Prevention of Addiction in schools and the broader community
  • Addiction Treatment including Detox, Outpatient
  • Inpatient and live-in rehabilitation
  • Addiction medicine
  • Long Term Recovery for sober living and well-being

Who should attend?

  • Addiction treatment counsellors
  • Social workers and youth workers
  • Therapists
  • Physicians, GPs
  • Drug and alcohol nurses
  • Managers and leaders of addiction treatment centres
  • Health-care organisations
  • Community mental health centres
  • Mental Health specialist
  • Recovery and rehabilitation
  • Health Education and prevention
  • Drug and Alcohol Counsellors, Psychologists and Psychotherapists
  • Addiction Medicine Specialist
  • Drug and Alcohol researchers and policy advocates

For more information visit the website and contact the secretariat email: Abstracts close: 21st November 2014

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