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    Methamphetamine, Beyond the Hype

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    Putting methamphetamine use into perspective and supporting workers on the frontline to manage methamphetamine presentations.

    Format: The multimedia resource includes a dedicated Pomegranate podcast featuring expert insights and a skills toolbox that draws together the latest statistics, media coverage and government response, resources to support the wellbeing of medical professionals working on the front line, and methods for dealing with methamphetamine presentations.


    Modules

    1. Podcast 2. Activities 3. Skills Toolbox


    Contributors:
    • • Prof Amanda Baker, Calvary Mater Hospital, University of Newcastle
    • • A/Prof Nadine Ezard FAChAM, St Vincent’s Drug and Alcohol Service, University of Sydney
    • • Dr Martin Lloyd-Jones, VMO Department of Addiction Medicine, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Medical Director Substance Use and Addiction Program Delmont Private Hospital
    • • Dr Nikola Ognyenovits, Addiction Medicine Training Committee
    • • Prof Alison Ritter, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales
    • • Dr Gilbert Whitton FAChAM, Bankstown Hospital, Sydney
    Version:
    Release Date: May 2017 Revised Date:

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    Methamphetamine Drugs Addiction Medicine

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    Mental Health, Alcohol, Brief Interventions

    About

    Alcohol Use Disorders is an area of medicine in which there is very little high level evidence to guide practice, and on which in the past there have been markedly divergent opinions on management. This resource aims to build capability and medical leadership in the treatment of this problem.

    Format: Each module consists of online reading materials, statistics and case studies. There are multiple-choice, true/false and short answer questions throughout the module to assist with your learning.


    Modules

    1. Alcohol Use Disorder (1 hour)


    Author: Members from the Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine Online Modules Advisory Group:
    • Dr Mark Hardy FAChAM (Chair)
    • Prof Robert Batey, AM FRACP, FAChAM
    • Dr Apo Demirkol, FAFPHM, FAChAM
    • Prof Paul Haber, FRACP, FAChAM
    • Dr Winston Kardell, FRACGP, FACRRM, FAChAM
    • Dr Noeline Latt, FAChAM
    • Dr Craig Sadler, FAChAM
    • Prof Greg Whelan, AM FRACP, FAFPHM, FAChAM
    Version: 2
    Release Date: February, 2009 Revised Date: June, 2013

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    Alcohol Mental health Brief Interventions

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    Mental Health, Alcohol, Drugs, Suicide

    About

    Alcohol, anxiety and mood disorders are common clinical problems. This resource assists Addiction Medicine practitioners to increase their skills and knowledge in these areas.

    Format: Each module consists of online reading materials, statistics and case studies. There are multiple-choice, true/false and short answer questions throughout the module to assist with your learning.


    Modules

    1. Classification and Diagnostic Criteria (1 hour)
    2. What is Comorbidity? (20 mins)
    3. Psychological Management of Comorbid Anxiety & Depression (30 mins)
    4. Pharmacological Treatment of Patients with Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety Disorders and Alcohol Use Disorders (1 hour)
    5. Alcohol Use Disorders and Bipolar Affective Disorder (1 hour)
    6. Substance Use and Suicide (30 mins)


    Author: Members from the Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine Online Modules Advisory Group:
    • Dr Mark Hardy, FAChAM (Chair)
    • Dr Glenys Dore, FAChAM
    • Dr Lisa Juckes
    • A/Prof Andrew Baillie
    • Dr Peter Tucker, FRANZCP, FAChAM
    Version: 2
    Release Date: February, 2009 Revised Date: June, 2013

    Tags:

    Alcohol Drugs Mental health Suicide

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    Withdrawal Management, Drugs, Brief Interventions

    About

    Screening young people for drug use is an important part of a clinical consultation. This resource addresses the clinical effects and harms of cannabis use, along with approaches to comprehensive assessment, managing withdrawal symptoms and treatment of cannabis dependence.

    Format: Each module consists of online reading materials, statistics and case studies. There are multiple-choice, true/false and short answer questions throughout the module to assist with your learning.


    Modules

    1. Cannabis Use and Misuse (1 hour)
    2. Screening and Assessment (2 hours)
    3. Brief Interventions for Cannabis Use (1 hour)
    4. Withdrawal Management (2 hours)
    5. Multiple Session Interventions (1 hour)


    Author: Dr Mark Hardy, FAChAM (University of Sydney)
    Version: 1
    Release Date: June, 2013 Revised Date: N/A

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    Withdrawal Management Drugs Brief Interventions

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    Drugs, Alcohol, Women's Health, Paediatrics Child Health

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    Alcohol and drug use during pregnancy is a major risk factor for maternal morbidity and neonatal complications, but the prevalence of substance use by women that are pregnant or are of childbearing age is quite high. Early detection by screening of all pregnant women and those planning pregnancies should be a priority. These modules address the assessment of women broadly, and detailed information with regards to alcohol, tobacco and opioid use.

    Format: Each module consists of online reading materials, statistics and case studies. There is multiple-choice, true/false and short answer questions throughout the module to assist with your learning.


    Modules

    1. Assessment of Women (2 hours)
    2. Alcohol Use in Pregnancy (2 hours)
    3. Tobacco Use in Pregnancy (2 hours)
    4. Opioid Use During Pregnancy (2 hours)
    5. Care of Infants and Children (2 hours)


    Author: Dr Mark Hardy, FAChAM (University of Sydney)
    Version: 1
    Release Date: June, 2013 Revised Date: N/A

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    Alcohol Drugs Women's Health Paediatrics & Child Health

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    Drugs, Alcohol, Pain Management

    About

    Opioids have a range of different uses and are important in chronic pain. This resource addresses strategies in using opioids to approach the management of pain, managing side effects and monitoring progress.

    Format: Each module consists of online reading materials, statistics and case studies. There are multiple-choice, true/false and short answer questions throughout the module to assist with your learning.


    Modules

    1. Minimising Risk when Prescribing Opioids (2 hours)
    2. Structuring Opioid Therapy (2 hours)


    Author: Dr Mark Hardy, FAChAM (University of Sydney)
    Dr Deborah Zador, FAFPHM, FAChAM (University of New South Wales)
    Version: 1
    Release Date: June, 2013 Release Date: N/A

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    Alcohol Drugs Pain Management

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    Alcohol, Drugs, Brief Interventions

    About

    In order to ensure that Addiction Medicine practitioners emerge as consultants able to provide opportunistic interventions for patients with alcohol or other drug problems, this resource aims to increase skills and knowledge in these areas.

    Format: Each module consists of online reading materials, statistics and case studies. There is multiple-choice, true/false and short answer questions throughout the module to assist with your learning.


    Modules

    1. Brief Interventions Introduction (30 mins)
    2. Alcohol (30 mins)
    3. Tobacco (30 mins)
    4. Cannabis (1 hour)
    5. Counselling Skills (1 hour)


    Author: Members from the Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine Online Modules Advisory Group:
    • Dr Mark Hardy, FAChAM (Chair)
    • Prof Paul Haber, FRACP, FAChAM (Chair)
    • Dr Olga Lopatko (Lead)
    • Dr Kate Conigrave
    Version: 1
    Release Date: June, 2013 Revised Date: N/A

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    Alcohol Drugs Brief Interventions

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    Drugs, Pain Management, Opioids, Benzodiazepines

    About

    Prescription drug misuse is an area of medicine in which there is very little high level evidence to guide practice and on which in the past there have been markedly divergent opinions on management. It is also likely, given trends in the epidemiology of prescription drug dependence, the increasingly aggressive marketing of opioids for pain, and relaxation of controls around prescribing opioids, problems surrounding prescription drug misuse will increase in the years to come. This module aims to build capacity and medical leadership in this field.

    Format: Each module consists of online reading materials, statistics and case studies. There are multiple-choice, true/false and short answer questions throughout the module to assist with your learning.


    Modules

    1. Prescription Opioids: Epidemiology and Harms (30 mins)
    2. Opioid Pharmacology Relevant to Pain and Addiction (30 mins)
    3. Principles of Treatment of Pain and Opioid Dependence (30 mins)
    4. Benzodiazepines (1 hour)
    5. The Case for Not Always Prescribing Benzodiazepines (1 hour)
    6. Management of Insomnia (1 hour)


    Authors: Members from the Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine Online Modules Advisory Group:
    • Dr Mark Hardy, FAChAM (Chair)
    • A/Prof James Bell, FRACP, FAChAM
    • Dr Glenys Dore, FRANZCP, FAChAM
    • A/Prof Tony Gill
    • A/Prof Nick Lintzeris, FAChAM
    • Dr Deborah Zador, FAFPHM, FAChAM
    Version: 2
    Release Date: February, 2009 Revised Date: June, 2013

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    Drugs Pain Management Opioids Benzodiazepines

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    Mental Health, Alcohol, Brief Interventions

    About

    Helping smokers quit is a complex area, with many smokers continuing to smoke despite their medical cirumstances. This resource provides an evidence-based approach to a range of interventions tailored to individual cases.

    Format: There are five cases in this module, each addressing a different complexity in relation to smoking cessation. Each case consists of statistics, expert feedback, multiple-choice, true/false and short answer questions to assist with your learning.


    Modules

    1. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (30 min)

    2. Depression (1.5 hours)

    3. Pregnant, Indigenous teenager (30 min)

    4. Alcohol dependence (1.5 hours)

    5. Harm-reduction/Schizophrenia (30 min)


    Author: Dr Renee Bittoun
    Dr Colin Mendelsohn 
    Version: 1
    Release Date: November 2014 Revised Date: N/A

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    Smoking Intervention Mental Health 

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    Alcohol, Drugs, Brief Interventions, Mental Health, Adolescent Young Adult Medicine

    About

    Young people who use drugs and alcohol is a common clinical problem. It is important for clinicians providing health care to adolescents to understand their behaviour and needs from a developmental perspective. This resource will assist Addiction Medicine partitioners in increasing their knowledge and skills to effectively manage young people and their families through specific approaches.

    Format: Each module consists of online reading materials, statistics and case studies. There are multiple-choice, true/false and short answer questions throughout the module to assist with your learning.


    Modules

    1. Epidemiology (20 mins)
    2. Impact of Developmental Stages (20 mins)
    3. Assessment Frameworks (30 mins)
    4. Risk and Protective Factors (30 mins)
    5. Formulating Management Plans (1 hour)
    6. Risk Assessment (30 mins)
    7. Mental Health Issues associated with Adolescent Substance Abuse (30 mins)
    8. Parent and family interventions for adolescent substance misuse (30 mins)
    9. The BEST Plus approach to assisting families recover from youth substance problems (1 hour)


    Author: Members from the Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine Online Modules Advisory Group:
    • Dr Mark Hardy, FAChAM (Chair)
    • A/Prof Yvonne Bonomo, FRACP, FAChAM
    • Dr Bronwyn Milne, FRACP
    • Dr Gilbert Whitton, FAChAM
    • Dr Peter Krabman
    • Dr Deborah Zador, FAFPHM, FAChAM
    Version: 2
    Release Date: February, 2009 Revised Date: June, 2013

    Tags:

    Alcohol Drugs Brief Interventions Mental Health Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine

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