New recreational drugs are emerging at an unprecedented rate and represent one of the biggest challenges in the alcohol and other drug field for 2013. In 2011 there were double the number of new drugs detected by the EMCDDA than in 2009.

The latest  prevention seminar will examine how clinicians, allied health and youth workers, researchers and policy makers can respond to the questions arising from this phenomenon including:

  • Can new laws curb the increasing number of new recreational drugs on the market?
  • How can these drugs be monitored and analysed to determine potential harms?
  • Should education be provided to warn of the harms?
  • How can clinicians treat people who use these new drugs?

This free, interactive seminar will give you the opportunity to discuss these issues with the experts.


  • Stephen Bright—Senior Clinician, Peninsula Health Peninsula Drug and Alcohol Program & Addiction Studies Coordinator, Curtin University
  • Cameron Francis—Social Worker, Dovetail  
  • Monica Barratt—Research Fellow, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University

The seminar, organised by Australian Drug Foundation, will also be broadcast as a free online webinar for those unable to attend the seminar in Melbourne. One free webinar registration will allow you and or your workplace to listen live to speakers, view presentations and pose your own questions to the panel via the webinar platform or Twitter hashtag #DrugInfo. The seminar will be held at the State Library of Victoria  Conference Centre, Entry 3, 179 La Trobe Street, Melbourne.

Register here to attend the seminar

Register here to take part in the live webinar

For registration queries contact or 1300 85 85 84

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