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Lecture Overview

When caring for a person who is substance dependent or in withdrawal, what are your treatment options? Learn what medication is available and best suited for treating opioid dependency, nicotine and alcohol addiction.


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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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Robyn Joy Carter
11 Sep 2019

Currency of knowledge on this topic

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Colin Gardiner
02 May 2019

Good material

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Kelly Bidlake
25 May 2018

Great information again!