The Program Committee are excited to announce Talitha Cummins as a Keynote Speaker at the Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference. Talitha is a Journalist, Newsreader, Speaker and an Advocate for change.
Talitha Cummins describes herself as the modern face of a recovering alcoholic: she’s young, professional, educated and high-functioning.
The journalist first began drinking as a 14-year-old to fight shyness and social discomfort. But the alter ego that emerged when she drank – extrovert, confident, brazen – swiftly began to cause problems.
By her early 30’s Cummins was a successful television reporter by day and a binge drinker by night. But it wasn’t until her boss intervened to say her job was at stake that she finally took action!
Today Cummins is four years sober, has a newborn son and is the happiest she’s ever been, but admits she is far from the finish line when it comes to beating her addiction.
In October 2016, Talitha appeared on Australian Story revealing her battle with alcoholism.
Join us at the 2017 Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference 15 – 17 May at the Mantra on View, Surfers Paradise. You will have the opportunity to listen to Talitha’s experiences and also meet, discuss, and network with experts in the prevention, treatment and recovery of Addictive Behaviours.
To view our full line up of Keynote Speakers or to confirm your place at this important event, please visit www.addictionaustralia.org.au