Understanding is the first step in healing! Sir David Martin Foundation was delighted recently to host a free online panel event called Understanding Youth Addiction to discuss the challenges faced by young people with drug and alcohol addiction.
Moderated by award winning ABC medical journalist and author, Sophie Scott, the interactive panel featured feature an expert lineup, including Professor Patrick McGorry AO (Orygen), Dr Suzie Hudson (Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies) and Gabriella Holmes (Mission Australia’s Triple Care Farm), to discuss complex issues surrounding youth addiction and recovery.
Our Youth Ambassador, Elli (a past Triple Care Farm graduate who featured on live TV last month on Studio Ten) also attended as our special guest and Lived Experience speaker.
A live Q&A section was a highlight of the event, covering issues such as “tough love” approaches to care, removing stigma for those struggling with addiction and how best to care for carers and ensure that parents and families also receive the support they need.
Missed the event? The full Understanding Youth Addiction video recording is now available! Simply submit your details below to request a link to the video.
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