Dr Alex Wodak
Dr Alex Wodak is a physician and has been Director of the Alcohol
and Drug Service, St Vincent’s Hospital since 1982. Major
* prevention of HIV among injecting drug users,
* brief interventions for problem drinkers,
* prevention of alcohol problems,
* treatment of drug users
* drug policy reform.
Dr Wodak is President of the Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation
and was President of the International Harm Reduction Association
(1996-2004). He helped establish the first needle syringe programme
(1986) and the first medically supervised injecting centre (1999)
in Australia when both were pre-legal.
Dr Wodak often works in developing countries on HIV control
among injecting drug users. He has published over 200 scientific
Dr Wodak helped establish the National Drug and Alcohol Research
Centre (1987), the NSW Users AIDS Association (1989), the Australasian
Society of HIV Medicine (1990) and the Australian needle syringe
programme annual survey (1995).