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26 August @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pmFree
Family Drug Support (FDS), cohealth & Harm Reduction Victoria (HRVic) presents
Is someone in your network experiencing risks associated with their drug and / or alcohol use? Are you looking for practical support and information?
Support Day is a free education session for families and friends who are supporting someone who is using drugs and/or alcohol.
Support Day provides clear and practical information training sessions that cover overdose prevention and harm reduction
Support Day is a safe place to share your experiences and learn to support someone with their drug use and help prevent overdose and other harms
Session 1 – Family Drug Support’s – Stepping Forwards Workshop: stage of change, balance & letting go (Chloe Span)
Information about the Stages of Behaviour Change for people using substances
Understanding why people use alcohol and other drugs
The reality of lapse and relapse
Practical strategies to support people using substance
Learning about the Stages of Change for Families
Strategies to help family members to cope
Balancing self-care and remaining supportive and caring
Session 2 – cohealth’s – Family & Carer AOD Supports (Gaia Miller-Foote & Greg Denham)
Overview of Health’s AOD support services and how to access them
Exploring the effects, risks and complexities of AOD use – public health model
Unpacking beliefs about AOD use and the impacts of stigmas
Rationale for Harm Minimisation
What is a dug?
Tolerance dependence and withdrawal
Session 3 – Harm Reduction Victoria’s Naloxone Training (Jane Dicka)
Recognising the signs of opioid overdose
Training by workers with lived and living experience of injecting drug use
FREE Naloxone Kit available upon request