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Lecture Overview

Take a look at current statistics on a range of drugs and their use in Australia. What does the National Drug Strategy (NDS) and its forerunner, the National Campaign Against Drug Abuse (NCADA), outline as key to winning 'the war on drugs', and what alternative strategies are worth considering?

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Portrait of Geoffrey Ahern
Geoffrey Ahern Visit

Geoffrey Ahern is a senior mental health clinician and educator who splits his time between working with people in a mental health crisis in the ED setting and working proactively to educate other health professionals and the community about how to better understand mental health problems, as well as substance use and addiction. Over the years, he has gained extensive experience in emergency and trauma, rural nursing, alcohol and other drug counselling, and psychiatric nursing across both the public and private sectors. He holds a masters of health science (mental health and addiction). Geoff is particularly fascinated by the impact that exercise, nutrition, community, meaning and purpose, and practices like yoga have on a person’s mental health, as well as living a simple life of reflection, contentment and wonderment.

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CPD22m of CPD
Published14 June 2017
Expires03 May 2020
Topics
Addiction and Substance Abuse
Public Health
Drugs
Community Nursing
Healthcare Reform
Mental Health
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