AOD Harm Reduction
NB: Participants must have completed Insight’s “Understanding Psychoactive Drugs” workshop or be an existing employee of an AOD or Mental Health service to be eligible for this workshop. This course is
NB: Participants must have completed Insight’s “Understanding Psychoactive Drugs” workshop or be an existing employee of an AOD or Mental Health service to be eligible for this workshop.
This course is designed to equip frontline AOD and Mental Health specialists with up-to-date information on generalist and substance-specific harm reduction strategies for AOD clients.
Other topics covered include:
- evidence underpinning harm reduction as an intervention
- principles of ethical harm reduction
- substance-specific harm reduction strategies
- full overview of safer injecting practices
Participants will also be provided with an overview of the types of injecting equipment available at primary NSPs and witness a practical demonstration of safe injecting with a prosthetic device.
NB: Participants will be required to provide their own lunch.
Presenters: Jim Hunt and Anita Myers
Please ensure adherence to all relevant conditions https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/public-health-directions for attendance to our workshops.
Any changes to COVID restrictions may have an impact to this workshop as educators will be travelling from Brisbane. In case of cancellation, please ensure all contact details are updated on your Insight profile and you will be contacted by mobile or e-mail.
NB: This training is targeted towards workers employed within specialist AOD treatment and mental health services only. It is not suitable for generalist health and community workers, statutory officers or members of the general public.
(Tuesday) 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Regent Hotel, 192 Bolsover Street, Rockhampton, QLD 4700