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Dates:  18th to 21st September 2019 (pre-conference meetings held on the 18th)
Venue: Cordis Hotel, Auckland 

Cutting Edge is New Zealand’s key addiction treatment gathering attracting around 600 people. It provides excellent opportunity for addiction workers, academics, policy makers and those with lived experience to network to gain fresh insight, inspiration and grow in innovative thinking and practice.

This year's theme is: 'Looking back, moving forward.'

Trauma has a huge impact on the developing child. In fact, adverse childhood experience is a strong predictor of increased risk of adult health and social problems including addictions, mental health and physical illnesses.  

The source of addictions is not to be found in genes but in the early childhood environment (Dr Gabor Mate 2009). 

It is important as we work with people affected by addiction that we consider the role of trauma and can facilitate a looking back so the person and whānau can move forward.  

Make sure that you are in the running to share your expertise to inspire others by submitting an abstract. We want to hear what you are doing to make healing from trauma happen including how services and systems are shaped to better facilitate this. 

Abstracts now close


Registrations are open now  Click here for more information to register

Cutting Edge Conference 2019 flyer