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“AOD Crash Course” - Introduction to working with people who use substances

by Insight

  • date & time

    Tue. 9 Oct 2018
    9:00 am – 4:30 pm

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

This introductory workshop is designed for new and/or non-specialist workers who want to develop a better understanding of how psychoactive drugs work alongside a basic knowledge and skillset in how to support people who may be experiencing problematic substance use.

Topics covered include:

  • history of substance use, statistics, prevalence and rates of use
  • foundational theories and concepts
  • aims and objectives of AOD treatment
  • overview of the evidence - what works and what doesn’t…
  • basic assessment and brief intervention
  • basic harm reduction and managing intoxication
  • personal safety, managing boundaries and maintaining self care
  • making great referrals - where to go for more information, training and support


Presenter:  Michelle Taylor and Dan Phillips

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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