September 30, 2019 - 12:30 pm

Turning Point Connect & Learn Webinar Series
Responding to new psychoactive substance use in the AOD sector 
Monday 30th September 1pm – 2pm AEST
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New psychoactive substances (NPS) are sometimes defined as synthetic or plant-based psychoactive drugs that fall outside international drug conventions but may have similar effects to traditional illicit substances.

This webinar aims to provide AOD workers with an introductory overview of NPS use in Australia. It will synthesise some of the current research evidence about NPS and explore how AOD workers can best support people who are using/may be using new and emerging substances.

It will give an introductory overview of:

  • Definitions and 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 “Capacity of the AOD workforce for responding to new psychoactive substance use in Australia”.

Date and time:  Monday 30th September 2019
1:00pm – 2:00pm AEST
Who should register? This webinar is suitable for workers in the AOD, mental health, allied health and welfare sectors.

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

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