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AOD Crash Course

by Insight

  • Date & time
    Thu. 1 Jun 2023
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • location
    Edwards-Miller Conference Room, Floor 4, Biala Community Health Centre, 270 Roma Street, Brisbane QLD 4000

This one-day workshop 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. 

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

  • Understand the history of prevalence of substance use, including statistics and rates of use 
  • Recognise key substance types, their effects and patterns of use 
  • Understand and recognise specific harms associated with substance use and substance dependence 
  • Describe how values, language, stigma and discrimination affect practice in this field
  • Describe and apply the Transtheoretical Model (Stages of Change)
  • Understand the aims and objectives of AOD treatment 
  • Conduct a basic assessment and brief intervention with someone who uses substances
  • Provide basic harm reduction advice
  • Know where to go for more information, training and support.

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.