Treatment Options for Dependent Behaviour

11m of CPD
Geoffrey Ahern
05 May 2017

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.


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 in educating other health professionals and the community about how to better understand mental health problems and also 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.


Kelly Bidlake25 May 2018
Great information again!

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