CREMS newsletter issue 17 2017

In this issue, we highlight the pioneering work of the Centre for Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use (CREMS) Treatment Stream. We open with a Q&A with the Director CREMS Treatment Stream, A/Prof Katherine Mills and reflect on the many achievements of the Treatment Stream as well as gain an insight into exciting plans for the future. The first feature article for this issue is provided by Prof Andrew Baillie and Dr Lexine Stapinski which details innovative projects designed to better understand the interaction between anxiety and alcohol use and to evaluate integrate treatment options for this comorbidity. A/Prof Katherine Mills provides a detailed look into innovations in the treatment of co-occurring post traumatic stress disorder and substance use disorders. Dr Sally Hunt then discusses the development and dissemination of innovative e-health interventions for the treatment of mental health and substance use problems. Lastly, Dr Christina Marel concludes the issue with a discussion of the of the development and dissemination of the National Comorbidity Guidelines.