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Daniel Phillips and Jim Hunt

Global Perspectives on Regulating Substances

by Insight

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    Wed. 24 Nov 2021
    10:00 am – 11:00 am
    AEST (QLD time)

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Global regulation of substances was dominated by the United Nations Single Convention of Narcotic Drugs in 1961 which was followed by the Convention of Psychotropic Substances in 1971. So began the “war on drugs”. This presentation will look at differing global approaches to the control of substances and highlight the differences between decriminalisation and legalisation.

Dan is a Psychologist with over 25 years’ experience in the alcohol and drug sector. He has worked in corrections, rehabs and in the community, gaining experience in group facilitation, counselling and case management.

Since finding his passion as a Mental Health Nurse 20 years ago, Jim has worked across a variety of inpatient, community and forensic settings. He has a passion for supporting people with alcohol and drug issues in a way that promotes engagement and reduces stigma.

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