Training: Alcohol & Other Drugs – Information, Issues & Intricacies

DRUG ARM Australasia will be delivering the following workshop:

Training: Alcohol & Other Drugs – Information, Issues & Intricacies

An AOD-specific training suited for workers who would like to increase their knowledge, skills and organizational capacity to provide services to people affected by alcohol and other drug issues.

Date: MAY Tuesday 1st, 2012

Time: 9:15am – 4:00pm

Venue: DRUG ARM State & South Office, 249 Diagonal Rd, Warradale, SA 5046

Vacancies: Limited to 16 per workshop – ‘first in, first served’ basis

Details: A full day workshop divided into four modules (Introduction & Overview, Pharmacology, Epidemiology, and Responding). This will explore how and why people use drugs, an in-depth look at different types of drugs and their effects, withdrawal, prevalence of use, associated risks, raising the issue, identifying overdose and intoxication, managing difficult behaviours, harm minimization strategies and treatment options.

Participants are expected to complete an online questionnaire to ascertain their current level of knowledge and experience (in order to tailor the workshop to best suit needs). Group activities and assessments are also incorporated to strengthen participants’ understanding. All participants will receive a certificate following completion of training.

Cost: $120 per person* (training is inclusive of light refreshments, lunch, and training materials)

To obtain a registration form for this workshop, please contact Leanne via email at, or call the State office on 8296 4777. Invoices can also be arranged for workplace payments.
Recent evaluation comments regarding the AOD workshop:
“Diverse range of people to interact with.. Leanne was extremely engaging and made me comfortable speaking… incorporated activities which were great”
“Loved the relaxed format. Felt comfortable asking questions at all times”
“The whole package was melded thoughtfully”
(in reference to most valuable aspects…) “..All….reinforcing what I’m doing, information, and referrals”
“Loved the idea of pre-training questionnaire – also the effort that went into answering all questions”
“Excellent training. Will recommend. Thank you”