The 2018 Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference will be held on Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 May with optional workshops on Wednesday 30 May at the QT Gold Coast.
Assoc. Prof. Chris Wilkins, Drugs Team Leader at SHORE & Whariki Research Centre, College of Health, Massey University New Zealand joins us at the Conference to discuss ‘Understanding alcohol, drug and NPS use and demand for help services in smaller cities and towns’.
Associate Professor Chris Wilkins is the leader of the drug research team at SHORE & Whariki Research Centre, Massey University, New Zealand. He has research expertise in drug trends, drug markets and drug policy. Most recently he has published on New Zealand’s regulated market approach to new psychoactive substances, “not-for-profit” approaches to cannabis regulation, developing early warning drug systems, and improving data on drug use and help services in smaller communities.
Dr Wilkins has been an invited speaker at international meetings convened by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), the Novel Psychoactive Substances Conference, and the United States National Institute for Drug Abuse Community Epidemiology Working Group (CEWG). He regularly presents papers at the annual meetings of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (ISSDP).
For more information on the upcoming 2018 Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference please visit the conference website.