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

by Insight

  • date & time

    Wed. 26 Jun 2019
    8:30 am – 4:00 pm

  • location
    PHN Office Bundaberg, 205 Bourbong Street, Bundaberg QLD 4670

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

Presenters:  Margaret Ness and William Bern

Click here to print a flyer for this workshop.

NB: Participants will need to supply their own lunch.

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