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Cover image for lecture: Withdrawal Management of Alcohol and Other Drugs - Part 2

Lecture Overview

(Part 2) Most failed withdrawals are simply because the symptoms become too much for the person to cope with. This is a time where proper treatment and support is critical to helping someone overcome their addiction. This presentation will explain the different types of withdrawal symptoms commonly experienced and what you can do as a nurse to help your client or patient through them.


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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


8 Total Rating(s)
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bronwyn ann beecroft
19 Dec 2019

Very succinct and pragmatic.

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Mark Barlow
23 Aug 2019

Practical information that provided appropriate advocacy for persons who are dealing with substance addictions and dependency.

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Leonie Macpherson
18 Mar 2019

Informative insight to Drug and alcohol use and treatment

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Jenna He
04 May 2018

A very engaging presentation!