Good night, sleep tight: Helping people who use alcohol and other drugs sleep better

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Good night, sleep tight: Helping people who use alcohol and other drugs sleep better

13 October 2022 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Develop an in-depth understanding of sleep to aid your AOD practice

People with alcohol and other drug issues are up to 10 times more likely to experience sleep problems. We now know that poor sleep contributes to a range of other physical and mental health problems, as well as low resilience and low motivation. But some simple strategies can help your clients to have a good night and sleep tight.

Join Dr Moira Junge, our sleep specialist, in this fascinating and practical workshop to help you help your clients sleep better. Gaining an understanding of the biopsychosocial processes involved in sleep/wakefulness and common sleep disorders. Your AOD practice will be better informed by this online interactive workshop.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand what happens in the brain and body to promote sleep and wake states
  • Understand how sleep and alcohol and other drugs interact
  • Gain skills in performing a thorough sleep assessment in alcohol and other drug settings
  • Know how and when to refer to specialist sleep services
  • Learn evidence-based strategies to address your clients’ sleep difficulties, including cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia and mindfulness-based therapy for insomnia

Who should attend:

This is a specialist skills workshop suitable for new, experienced and advanced practitioners. This workshop is suitable for workers in low threshold and clinical settings.

Facilitator: Dr Moira Junge

Moira is an excellent presenter; I enjoyed her presenting style and knowledge.


13 October 2022
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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1300 988 184
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