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Understanding Psychoactive Drugs - Gympie

by Insight

  • date & time

    Mon. 29 Apr 2019
    9:00 am – 4:30 pm

  • location
    headspace Gympie, Suite 1/2-4 Horseshoe Bend, Gympie QLD 4570

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

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