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Lecture Overview

Understand the irreversible changes that can occur from heavy alcohol and substance addiction with this comprehensive review of some of the more common diagnoses you will come up against in your practice.


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Geoffrey Ahern

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. See Educator Profile


4 Total Rating(s)
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Catherine Susan Thomas
17 Sep 2019

I found the presenter had an excellent knowledge of his topic and was genuine in his caring attitude of the person who has acute and chronic substance abuse issues.

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Michelle Pinci
22 Mar 2019

Short and clear. Well presented and discussed.

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alisdair Mackenzie
30 Apr 2018

very good