Navigating Alcohol and Other Drug Services

Develop skills and increase your knowledge around assisting individuals who present with alcohol and other drug (AOD) issues. Recognise problematic AOD use, understand the impact on the individual and family/whanau and how to access support services in Canterbury. 

Description

Course Type: Introductory | Course Level: Four | Catering: Refreshments provided

Aim

This workshop will provide you with the opportunity to develop skills and increase your knowledge around assisting individuals who present with alcohol and other drug (AOD) issues and how to access support services in Canterbury in order to address these issues. The workshop will focus on recognising problematic AOD use, understanding the impact on the individual and family/whānau, and develop an awareness of AOD treatment services available to support them in the community.

Overview

• Introduction to addiction, and how to identify problematic AOD use
• Explore the impact of problematic AOD use on the individual, and their family/whānau
• Examine the impact of stigma and discrimination
• Identify positive strategies to respond to individuals presenting with problematic AOD use in an empathetic and supportive way
• Overview of AOD support and treatment services in the Canterbury region, and how to access them

Learning Intentions

Participants will be provided with the opportunity to:
• Develop an understanding of AOD abuse and dependence
• Gain an awareness of the impact of problematic alcohol use on the individual, and the family/whānau
• Develop an understanding of the potential barriers for individuals in accessing AOD treatment, and how to support them in overcoming these
• Gain an awareness of the wide range of treatment options available to support the individual

Let’s Get Real Skills

• Working with Service Users
• Working with Māori
• Working with Families/Whānau
• Working with Communities
• Challenging Stigma and Discrimination
• Professional and Personal Development

*Subsidised Rate: Check if you are eligible here. Apply your discount by completing the ‘Subsidised rate eligibility’ section when registering.

*Early Bird Discount: Register by 11 January 2019 to receive $10.00 off (automatically applied at checkout).

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