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AOD Harm Reduction

by Insight

  • date & time

    Tue. 22 Nov 2022
    8:45 am – 4:30 pm

  • location
    Virtual Classroom: Zoom

This one day workshop covers essential knowledge and skills for all practitioners working in alcohol and drug and mental health settings who provide direct support to people who use substances. It contains detailed information about specific substances and their associated risks along with practical advice people can use to reduce their risk of experiencing harm.  As such this workshop is not targeted towards generalist health and community workers or those employed within policy or statutory settings.

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical principles and philosophy of harm reduction as it applies to substance use.
  • Understand the benefits of adopting a harm reduction approach with people who use substances. 
  • Implement a range of universal harm reduction strategies suitable for any situation where substances are being used.
  • Explain the different risks associated with the various routes of administration for substance use.
  • Understand the specific risks and associated targeted harm reduction strategies for alcohol, inhalants, benzodiazepines, opioids, cannabis, methamphetamine, cocaine and hallucinogens. 

This workshop has pre-requisite training. A link to this short pre-requisite course will be sent to you in the week leading up to the workshop.

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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