News Resources and training opportunities – July 2022

Resources and training opportunities – July 2022

Research articles

Lehrer, S, Rheinstein, P.H. (2022). Association of cannabis with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and COVID-19 infection. Chronic Disease & Translational Medicine.  1- 4. doi:10.1002/cdt3.38

Ni, T., Zhu, L., Wang, S. et al. (2022). Medial prefrontal cortex Notch1 signalling mediates methamphetamine-induced psychosis via Hes1-dependent suppression of GABAB1 receptor expression. Molecular Psychiatry.

Tisdall L., MacNiven K. H., Padula C. B., Leong J. K. & Knutson B. (2022). Brain tract structure predicts relapse to stimulant drug use. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 119(26).

Weatherall, T.J., Conigrave, J.H., Conigrave, K.M. et al. (2021). Alcohol dependence in a community sample of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: harms, getting help and awareness of local treatments. Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 16 (1), 1-11.


Diversity in FASD: Embracing individual differences

13 July, 11:00-12:30

Insight webinars, Wednesdays 10:00-11:00 : For more information and to book click here

  • 3 August: Exploring patients’ experiences with buprenorphine and their motivators to discontinue
  • 17 August: Comorbid mental health and drugs and alcohol- addressing the cracks in the system
  • 31 August: The eyes have it, or do they?
  • 7 September:  Living the work- exploring lived experience in the AOD workforce
  • 5 October: Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs in Queensland

WAtch anytime webinars

E-book of the month


*Recommended by our Clinical Lead, Sharon*

Available only to Drug ARM workers or on library computers.

Clarify, simplify, and accelerate the treatment planning process so you can spend more time with clients. The Addiction Treatment Planner, Sixth Edition: provides all the elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal treatment plans that satisfy the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payers, and state and federal agencies. This valuable resource contains treatment plan components for 48 behaviourally based presenting problems including depression, intimate relationship conflicts, chronic pain, anxiety, substance use, borderline personality, and more. You’ll save hours by speeding up the completion of time-consuming paperwork, without sacrificing your freedom to develop customized treatment plans for clients. This updated edition includes new and revised evidence-based objectives and interventions, new online resources, expanded references, an expanded list of client workbooks and self-help titles, and the latest information on assessment instruments. In addition, you’ll find new chapters on some of today’s most challenging issues- Opioid Use Disorder, Panic/Agoraphobia, Loneliness, and Vocational Stress. New suggested homework exercises will help you encourage your clients to bridge their therapeutic work to home. Quickly and easily develop treatment plans that satisfy third-party requirements. Access extensive references for treatment techniques, client workbooks and more. Offer effective and evidence-based homework exercises to clients with any of 48 behaviourally based presenting problems. Enjoy time-saving treatment goals, objectives and interventions- plus space to record your own customized treatment plan. This book’s easy-to-use reference format helps locate treatment plan components by presenting behavioural problem or DSM-5 diagnosis. Inside, you’ll also find a sample treatment plan that conforms to the requirements of most third-party payors and accrediting agencies including CARF, The Joint Commission (TJC), COA, and the NCQA. The Addiction Treatment Planner, Sixth Edition: will liberate you to focus on what’s really important in your clinical work. (publisher).

PODCasts and videos

The 4 L’s – This short video produced by Dovetail is a practice tool which can help workers guide a structured conversation about the impacts of alcohol and other drugs across four life domains.


Online training and resources

Introduction to the Queensland Human Rights Act, 2019 – An online training module

Eyez on ice – A resource that has been developed to assist health professionals and families to support people impacted by problematic substance use, particularly crystal methamphetamine. The resource is designed for use with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Alcohol and Drug Cognitive Enhancement (ACE) program -This program provides clinicians with simple, strongly validated tools to screen for, assess and confidently respond to cognitive impairment in their clients. Treatment is targeted to a client’s capacity, to ensure they can be retained in treatment.

Alcohol and drug withdrawal management and rehabilitation services – This guide produced by ADIS provides useful information on the variety of treatment types available, how they can help, and what to expect – as well as providing a services directory.


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