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Understanding Psychoactive Drugs

This workshop covers foundational knowledge and concepts required to work in the alcohol and other drug field.

Topics covered include:

  • History of substance use, statistics, prevalence and rates of use
  • Moral, legal, disease and bio-psychosocial models of substance use
  • Australian drug policy frameworks and guidelines
  • Basic neurobiology and pharmacology
  • Routes of administration
  • Patterns of use and harms from substance use
  • Intoxication and overdose
  • Tolerance, dependence and withdrawal
  • Foundational therapeutic concepts including the Transtheoretical Model (Stages of Changes)
  • Overview of the Queensland AOD Treatment System
  • The evidence-base underpinning therapeutic interventions

Presenter: Dan Phillips

Thu
31
Oct

When
9:00am - 4:30pm,
Thursday 31st October 2019

Where
Freshney House 1, Toowoomba Hospital, 154 Pechey St, South Toowoomba

Organiser
Insight

CPD Points Available?
No

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