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Drug and Alcohol First Aid Workshop

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Beenleigh Events Centre

Crete St

Beenleigh, QLD 4207

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This workshop provides participants with an introduction to substances and their effects, and provides information about how to respond to alcohol and drug issues appropriately. The workshop also covers treatment options available in Queensland.

Upon completion, participants will be better equipped to:

  • Recognise problematic drug and alcohol use - types of drugs, their effects, withdrawal and overdose as well as impacts on physical and mental states.

  • Drug and alcohol methods and treatments - effective treatments, including community and residential programs, medicines and government controls.

  • Support people who have drug and alcohol problems - practical information about talking to someone about their substance use in a non-confrontational way; and responding to intoxication and overdose.

Why learn about drug and alcohol misuse?

Drug and alcohol misuse is the predominant problem for people who are homeless, experiencing domestic violence or engaged with criminal justice or child protection systems. Families and communities experience significant distress trying to support people with substance problems.

Lyndon has delivered drug and alcohol treatment services in NSW for more than 30 years and is committed to research and providing evidence-based practice. Lyndon has developed the Drug and Alcohol First Aid (DAFA) course to deliver up to date and essential information to service providers and community members.

Who should attend?

  • People working and volunteering in the community services sector, such as in housing, disability, domestic violence, employment support.

  • People who are new to working in the alcohol and drug sector.

About the facilitator

Joshua Snowdon is a pharmacist and drug and alcohol practitioner with more than 10 years' experience delivering healthcare in residential and community-based settings across western NSW. Joshua was a key contributor in the writing of the Drug and Alcohol First Aid workshop content and has delivered dozens of workshops since the project's inception. He is an accredited practitioner and trainer of Motivational Interviewing and an accredited practitioner of CRA/CRAFT. He is now the Quality Coordinator for Lives Lived Well NSW.

Cost is $155 which includes morning and afternoon tea, lunch and all handouts.

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Beenleigh Events Centre

Crete St

Beenleigh, QLD 4207

Australia

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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