UPON COMPLETION PARTICIPANTS WILL BE BETTER EQUIPPED TO:

  • Recognise problematic drug and alcohol use

  • Describe the impacts of problematic drug and alcohol use

  • Identify the types of drug and alcohol supports and treatments that are effective in reducing use

  • Support people who have drug and alcohol problems

SUBSTANCE MISUSE IS THE PREDOMINANT PROBLEM FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE HOMELESS, EXPERIENCING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OR ENGAGED WITH CRIMINAL JUSTICE OR CHILD PROTECTION SYSTEMS.

Drug & Alcohol First Aid – for Community Services

DELIVERING UP TO DATE AND ESSENTIAL INFORMATION TO SERVICE PROVIDERS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS ABOUT DRUG AND ALCOHOL MISUSE.


Drug and alcohol misuse is the predominant problem for people who are homeless, experiencing domestic violence or engaged with criminal justice or child protection systems. Families and communities experience significant distress trying to support people with substance problems.

Education and training on ways of working with and addressing substance misuse is a critical gap in professional and practice development in the community service sector.

What the training covers:

Identify different types of drugs and their effects:
This component covers types of drugs, their effects, withdrawal and overdose as well as impacts on physical and mental states

Drug and alcohol methods and treatments:
Information on effective treatments, including community and residential programs, medicines and government controls.

Support people who have drug and alcohol problems:
Practical information on talking to someone about their substance use in a non-confrontational way; and responding to intoxication and overdose.

Length

Drug and Alcohol First Aid is a short one-day workshop completed in 6 hours.

Delivery

Contact us for the workshop dates and locations or to organise an event for your workplace or community.

Cost

$120 per person + venue hire if required.


LYNDON has provided drug and alcohol treatment services for over 30 years. With our commitment to research and evidence based practice, LYNDON has developed the Drug and Alcohol First Aid course to deliver up to date and essential information to service providers and community members.