$155

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

Dr Julaine Allan is a substance use researcher and practitioner with more than 30 years’ experience in social work, family therapy, child protection and drug and alcohol services.

She is the National Research Manager for Lives Lived Well and also a Research Associate with the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of NSW, and an Adjunct Research Fellow at Charles Sturt University.

She has published more than 30 peer reviewed papers and is an accredited CRA trainer and supervisor.

This workshop is delivered by Lives Lived Well in partnership with Lyndon (NSW). Cost is $155 which includes morning and afternoon tea, lunch and all handouts.

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Beenleigh Events Centre

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