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Behaviour change strategies for the reduction of addictive behaviours

Behaviour change strategies for the reduction of addictive behaviours: A focus on alcohol and gambling.

Dr Simone Rodda is currently leading multiple investigations involving the use of behaviour change strategies in brief online interventions for addictive behaviours. Her work is informed by over 17 years as a clinician, researcher and service manager in addictions across smoking, alcohol, illicit drug use, and problem gambling.

Key topics to be covered:

  • An update on changes to the DSM-5 for alcohol and gambling.
  • A brief overview of screening and brief interventions for alcohol and gambling.
  • An update on self-management techniques for alcohol and gambling as well as sugar and caffeine reduction.
  • A goal-directed approach to support patients in selecting and implementing behaviour change strategies.
  • Tips for assisting patients to maintain engagement in behaviour change.


  • If you would like to access the poster resources mentioned in this webinar then please contact the Change Strategies Project here [email protected]



Dr Simone Rodda

Senior Lecturer

Simone is Senior Lecturer in Social and Community Health at the University of Auckland (School of Population Health) and an Honorary Research Fellow at Deakin University, Australia.

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