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Understanding Psychoactive Drugs

by Insight

  • date & time

    Thu. 15 Mar 2018
    9:00 am – 12:30 pm

  • location
    4th Floor, 270 Roma Street Brisbane QLD 4000

Prerequisite: Online Induction Material – Module 2. NB: This workshop is a pre-requisite for the Harm Reduction 101 workshop.

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

Presenters:  Margaret Ness and Jeff Buckley

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