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Workshop

Understanding Psychoactive Drugs - Brisbane

by Insight

  • date & time

    Thu. 19 Sep 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 course is a pre-requisite for the “Assessing and Managing Withdrawal” workshop.


This workshop covers foundational knowledge and concepts required to work in the alcohol and other drug field.

Topics covered include:

  • History of substance use, statistics, prevalence and rates of use
  • Moral, legal, disease and bio-psychosocial models of substance use
  • Australian drug policy frameworks and guidelines
  • Basic neurobiology and pharmacology
  • Routes of administration
  • Patterns of use and harms from substance use
  • Intoxication and overdose
  • Tolerance, dependence and withdrawal
  • Foundational therapeutic concepts including the Transtheoretical Model (Stages of Changes)
  • Overview of the Queensland AOD Treatment System
  • The evidence-base underpinning therapeutic interventions


Presenters:  Jim Hunt and Dan Phillips


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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