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Workshop

AOD and the Brain - Part 1

by Insight

  • date & time

    Tue. 25 Oct 2022
    8:45 am – 1:00 pm

  • location
    Virtual Classroom: Zoom

AOD and the Brain - Part 1 is the first of a two-part workshop registration, with Part 2 on Tuesday 1 November. Registration to Part 2 is available separately here.

This workshop 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.


By the end of this workshop 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.

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).

NB: This workshop is open to QUEENSLAND workers only.


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