Drug and Alcohol First Aid workshops

One-day workshops to be held at St George and Roma next month will provide participants with essential skills to respond to drug and alcohol misuse issues.

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The two one-day Drug and Alcohol First Aid workshops are being delivered in a partnership between the South West Hospital and Health Service and Western Queensland Primary Health Network.

South West HHS Alcohol and Other Drugs Service Community Prevention Officer Michael Reddan says the workshops were designed for government and non-government workers in the community sector.

“The training is free and will deliver up to date and essential information to service providers and community members about drug and alcohol misuse.’’ he said.

“It will introduce participants to substances and their effects, detail how to respond to drug and alcohol issues appropriately and educate participants in the various treatment options available.’’

Mr Reddan says the material delivered in the workshops had been developed by specialists.

“Once the course had been completed, participants would be better equipped to recognise problematic drug and alcohol use and describe the impacts of problematic drug and alcohol us while being able to Identify the types of drug and alcohol treatments that are effective in reducing use.”

Most importantly, he says participants who complete the course should be able to support people who have drug and alcohol problems.

The workshops will be held at:

Roma: 5 June at the Roma Community Hub, 57 Bungil St.
(Registration from 8.30 am and the course from 9 am to 3 pm.)

St George: 6 June at the St George Aboriginal Housing Co. at 88–90 The Terrace.
(Registration from 8.30 am and the course from 9 am to 3 pm.)

Mr Reddan said the training was free and lunch would be provided.

“However, places are limited, so bookings are essential, so interested participants should contact Michael Reddan at Community and Allied Health Roma on 4624 2977, or Nick Meaumann at Lyndon – Lives Lived Well on 02 6361 2300,”

Or email: [email protected]

You can also register by going to:
http://drugandalcoholfirstaid.org.au/