Mental Health Education and Resource Centre

Withdrawal Management


Course Type: Intermediate | Course Level: Six | Catering: Refreshments provided

Please note: Distance learning participants will be joining this session via Webinar.

The key concept in withdrawal management is the safety of the person experiencing withdrawal as well as family/whānau and the wider community. This workshop aims to allow clinicians to feel more comfortable in assessing and knowing what to do if someone is experiencing withdrawal. It will increase awareness of common signs and symptoms of withdrawal as well as knowledge on specific withdrawal information for alcohol, opiates, cannabis and stimulants and what treatment options are available. The workshop will also address how to support someone who is in withdrawal.

• Importance of managing substance withdrawal safely
• What are some common screening questions to ask someone who may be at risk of withdrawal
• Common signs and symptoms of withdrawal
• Specific withdrawal information for alcohol, cannabis, opiates and stimulants, including treatment
• Helpful tips on how to support someone who is in withdrawal

Learning Intentions
Participants will be provided with the opportunity to:
• Increase their knowledge of assessing and managing withdrawal
• Increase knowledge of what treatment options are available
• Take away resources on withdrawal management to use in their clinical role as well as with clients

Let’s Get Real Skills
• Working with Service Users
• Working with Māori
• Working with Families/Whānau
• Working with Communities
• Challenging Stigma and Discrimination

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