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AOD and the Brain - Part 1

by Insight

  • date & time

    Tue. 7 Sep 2021
    9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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    Zoom Information will be sent to you 48 hours before the workshop.

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 first session of a 2-part workshop. 

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

  • Classify different drugs based on their effects
  • Understand the anatomy of the brain and body’s messaging systems and how they operate
  • Understand the process of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics
  • Describe key neurotransmitters and how substances affect their activity
  • Understand and describe concepts of intoxication, tolerance, dependence and withdrawal.

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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