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

by Insight

  • date & time

    Thu. 30 May 2019
    9:00 am – 4:30 pm

  • location
    St Bees and Newry Rooms, Education and Research Centre, Building K, Mackay Base Hospital, 439 Bridge Rd, West Mackay QLD 4740

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: Dan Phillips and Margaret Ness

Click here to download a flyer for this workshop.


NB:  Participants will be required to provide their own lunch.

For a map of the Mackay Base Hospital, please click here.

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