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Understanding Psychoactive Drugs - Brisbane

by Insight

  • date & time

    Tue. 19 Mar 2019
    9:00 am – 4:30 pm

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

Prerequisite: eLearning - Induction – Module 2 -  Understanding Psychoactive Drugs

NB: This workshop is a pre-requisite for the Advanced Harm Reduction 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 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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