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Understanding Psychoactive Drugs - Townsville

by Insight

  • date & time

    Fri. 16 Aug 2019
    8:30 am – 4:00 pm

  • location
    Meeting Room 2, Cambridge Street Facility, 59 Cambridge Street, Vincent QLD 4814

Prerequisite: Online Induction Material – Module 2 

This workshop is designed for those wanting to gain a basic understanding of what psychoactive drugs are and the various licit and illicit substances used in Australia today. The workshop also covers:

  • classification and effects of psychoactive drugs (including street names for commonly used drugs)
  • patterns of use and harms from substance use
  • basic neurobiology
  • intoxication and overdose
  • tolerance and withdrawal
  • pharmacotherapies currently available

Presenter: Warren Losberg

Please contact the Mental Health Staff Development Team on (07) 4433 9480 or email for workshop information.

NB: Participants will be required to provide their own lunch.

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