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AOD and the Brain - Part 2

by Insight

  • date & time

    Tue. 24 Aug 2021
    9:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • location
    Zoom login information will be emailed to you 48 hours prior to the event.

This Zoom session targets practitioners working in specialist alcohol and drug and mental health settings who want to develop an in-depth neurobiological understanding of how psychoactive substances affect the brain and body.  It is the second session of a 2-part workshop. 

By the end of this session learners will be able to:

  • Develop a more in-depth understanding of brain pharmacokinetics
  • Identify different routes of administration and how this impacts a person's experience and risk exposure
  • Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of how a substance moves through the body, including concepts of absorption, distribution, bioavailability, metabolism, elimination and drug half-lives.
  • How dependence develops and can be assessed to inform treatment planning.

NB: Completion of both Zoom sessions – or the equivalent full day face-to-face workshop - is a pre-requisite to attending the “Assessing and Managing Withdrawal” workshop. An alternative pre-requisite is the AOD and the Brain e-learning, which takes approximately two hours to complete.

System requirements:

Prior to signing up please ensure you have access to a computer with reliable internet connection that will allow streaming of video. Access to a webcam and microphone is also required. Details and instructions on how to join the meeting will be sent to all registered participants in the lead up to the session. To check out Zoom prior to training, please go to

NB: This workshop is open to QUEENSLAND workers only.

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