Webinar: Responding to new psychoactive substance use in the AOD sector

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Turning Point are pleased to announce our October webinar for the Connect & Learn series.

Webinar: Responding to new psychoactive substance use in the AOD sector

This webinar aims to provide AOD workers with an introductory overview of new psychoactive substance (NPS) use in Australia.

NPS (e.g. “synthetic/designer” drugs, “research chemicals”, “analogues”, “legal highs”, “bath salts”, “herbal highs”) are synthetic or plant-based psychoactive drugs that fall outside international drug conventions and controls, but may have similar effects to traditional illicit substances.

This webinar synthesises some of the current research evidence about NPS and explores how AOD workers can best support people who are using/may be using new and emerging substances. It will give an introductory overview of:

  • Common classes of NPS;

  • What we know about NPS dependence, toxicity and withdrawal; and

  • What we know about AOD workforce capacity for responding to NPS use.

Presenter: Rita Brien, Workforce Development, Turning Point

Rita is an Education Officer at Turning Point delivering professional development training and community education about alcohol and other drugs. She also volunteers with a local harm reduction organisation. She is passionate about empowering people to make safer choices about their alcohol and drug use. Rita recently completed her Masters of Addictive Behaviours at Monash University, researching “The capacity of the AOD workforce to respond to new psychoactive substance use in Australia” and will present some of her preliminary findings.

Date and time: Tuesday 29th October 2019 @ 1pm (AEST)

Who should register?

This webinar is suitable for workers in the AOD, mental health, allied health and welfare sectors.

Registration instructions: There is no cost to attend the Connect & Learn webinar series but registrations are essential.

Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite with a link to join the webinar at the stated date and time. You will also receive background information about how to join the webinar, test your system for compatibility and who to contact for support and assistance.

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It is your responsibility to check that you have the details of how to access the webinar as Turning Point is unable to provide on-the-day support

However, should you require technical assistance, please contact Redback Support on 1800 733 416.

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