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Workshop

AOD Crash Course - Part 1

by Insight

  • date & time

    Tue. 4 Oct 2022
    8:45 am – 1:00 pm

  • location
    Virtual Classroom: Zoom

AOD Crash Course - Part 1 is the first of a two-part workshop, with Part 2 on Tuesday 18 October, registration to Part 2 is available separately here.

This virtual classroom is designed for any worker who wants  to develop a broad understanding of psychoactive drugs and a basic knowledge and skillset in how to support someone who may be experiencing problematic substance use. Topics covered include:

  • history of substance use, statistics, prevalence and rates of use
  • key substance types, effects and patterns of use 
  • understanding harm and substance dependence
  • values, language, stigma and discrimination
  • the Transtheoretical Model (Stages of Change)
  • aims and objectives of AOD treatment
  • basic assessment and brief interventions 
  • basic harm reduction
  • where to go for more information, training and support

This workshop requires pre-reading, a link is sent upon registration. 

To attend the virtual classroom please ensure:

  • Your device has reliable internet to stream video and audio
  • Your camera is able to remain on for the full duration of the workshop (except during designated breaks or as advised by the facilitator) and you have a microphone to enable you to engage in activities and discussions;
  • You have access to the participant workbook (either electronically on a second screen, or a printed copy);
  • You are in a quiet, appropriate space with minimal distractions;
  • You are logged in on an individual device (do not join workshop as a group with other registered or non-registered participants).

N.B: This workshop is for QUEENSLAND workers only. 


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