DAAT Brighton

The Drugs and Alcohol Today Conference 2014 took place on 19 June at Brighton's Amex Stadium. This year’s event focused on the idea of change, ensuring change is sustainable and dealt with in an engaging and positive way.

The seminars covered national, regional and local issues and initiatives, including legal highs and new drugs, sexual health and substance misuse, and workplace care and support for staff. To see all the presentations from the event, please click on the links below:

Are services ready to identify and treat harms associated with NPS and club drugs?
Dr Owen Bowden-Jones

Recovery, Desistance & Austerity 
Mark Gilman (Strategic Recovery Lead, Public Health England)

Better responses to domestic violence in substance misuse and mental health services
Jennifer Holly (Stella Project Co-ordinator, AVA)

Medications in Drug Treatment: Tackling the Risks to Children
Joss Gaynor (Director of Policy and Regional Development, Adfam)

Clinical Commissioning
Geraldine Hoban (Chief Operating Officer, Brighton and Hove CCG)

New Psychoactive Substances
Paula Hinks & Georgia Ramsay-Smith

A community focus on reducing A&E attendances -
Tom Brennan (CRI Assertive Outreach worker) and Julia Gajlikowska (Sussex Partnership NHS Trust Alcohol Liaison Nurse) 

Brighton and Hove Recovery Mentor Programme
Vicky McFarlane (Volunteer and Mentor Coordinator)

Brighton Oasis Project: CATT programme, Children and Adults Talking Together
Wook Hamilton (CATT Coordinator) 

Proactive Conversations: Substance misuse, sexual health and LARC
Jo-Anne Welsh (Director, Brighton Oasis Project)

Building resilience for frontline workers and for families
Claire Stubbs (Boing Boing)