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Workshop

Introduction to Withdrawal Management

by Insight

  • date & time

    Tue. 18 Sep 2018
    9:00 am – 4:30 pm

  • location
    4th Floor, 270 Roma Street, 'Biala' City Community Health Centre, Brisbane QLD 4000

NB: This training is recommended for all practitioners and is highly recommended for Nurses who are working in AOD treatment and mental health services.


The aim of the course is to develop basic knowledge and skills in the assessment and management of withdrawal for people who are dependent on alcohol and other drugs as outlined in the Queensland Alcohol and Drug Withdrawal Clinical Practice Guidelines.

Topics include:

  • history of substance use, statistics, prevalence and rates of use
  • foundational AOD theories and concepts
  • understanding dependence, tolerance and withdrawal
  • rationale and principles underpinning withdrawal management
  • patient presentations for withdrawal management
  • assessment for withdrawal management
  • drug-specific withdrawal symptoms, including the withdrawal process and expected duration


Please Note: This workshop is a pre-requisite for the 2-day Advanced Withdrawal Course for Nurses Participants must hold current nursing registration with AHPRA.


Presenters: Louise Durant and Jim Hunt

Click Here to download a flyer for this workshop.


Tea, coffee and a light lunch are provided at all full-day workshops at Biala. The building is wheelchair accessible and interpreters, captioning services and other sensory impairment aids can be organised if required. Please contact us at least 2 weeks prior to your workshop to discuss. 

NB: There is no parking available at Biala.

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