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Recovery and Relapse in Co-Occurring Disorders

South Pacific Private, Northern Sydney Medicare Local, Sydney North Shore and Beaches Medicare Local and the RACGP would like to invite you to join us at an exclusive event taking place on the 14th August 2014.

Guest Speaker Dr. David Mee-Lee 

Thursday 14 August 6:30pm - 9pm

Star Room, Level 6, Imax Theatre Complex, Darling Harbour

Please visit their website for further details and to register. 



Nominations are now open for the 2014 APSAD Awards

The APSAD Awards are given out every year and presented at the APSAD Conference. The 2014 APSAD Awards will be presented at the 34th APSAD Conference Gala Dinner in Adelaide on the 11 November.

We have revamped the APSAD Awards and we are pleased to announce the inclusion of a new Clinician Award for any individual providing direct delivery of clinical services, or operating in a strategic managerial position directly relating to service provision, see the Information Pack for more information and the nomination process.

For further information visit the APSAD Awards page 


2013 apsad awards winners

2013 APSAD Award winners

2012 award winners

2012 APSAD Award winners


2011 APSAD Award winners 


Position Vacant for Visiting Medical Officer - Drug and Alcohol | Northern NSW

This position is to provide and support the development of Drug and Alcohol services to patients of Drug and Alcohol Services across a number of geographical locations within the LHD. Support and facilitate a culture of learning and best practice consistent with the teaching role of Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Services.


Contact Person Corinne Maynard
Contact Number 0266207600
Contact Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Closing Date 04/08/2014


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Registration NOW open for the APSAD Early Career Researchers Breakfast

APSAD is delighted to announce a new event to this year’s conference program for Early Career Researchers (ECR)!
Call-out to Early Career Researchers to join us at the APSAD Conference for an ECR breakfast event. This is a great opportunity to mingle with seniors in the field as well as your own peers at the '2014 APSAD ECR Breakfast'.

Position Vacant for Consultant Addiction Specialist

Monash Health Dandenong Hospital - this is a part-time position

Click to Download full job description. 


The National Drug and Alcohol Services Directory (NDASD)

New Website Directory 

Allows users to run easy and comprehensive searches for Alcohol and Other Drug services anywhere across Australia. The project is a collaboration between the Commonwealth Department of Health, Turning Point and Monash University, and is a really useful resource for anyone looking to link in with an Alcohol or Other Drug treatment service in Australia. This includes individual service users, primary health providers, community and public service providers, GPs and other health professionals.

Visit the NDASD directory 



APSAD Conference Early Bird Registration is Now OPEN

For further details or to register for the conference please visit our conference website: 



Western Australian Alcohol and other Drugs Symposium

 Monday, 23 June - Wednesday, 25 June 2014 

The Drug and Alcohol Office is hosting this Symposium in collaboration with the Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies, Healthway, WA Police, University of Western Australia, Edith Cowan University, Notre Dame University, Curtin University and the National Drug Research Institute.
This is a follow up to the Hope, Hype or Hard Evidence: Alcohol and Other Drugs Practice in the New Millennium symposium held in August 2010. This Symposium will bring together international, national and local speakers to present evidence-based research in policy,
prevention, harm reduction, law enforcement strategies and treatment including pharmacotherapies.
The Road Ahead: Challenges, Change and Consolidation will provide numerous opportunities for professional networking, collaboration, discussion and debate around the themes of the Symposium.


Location : Fremantle, Western Australia Contact :


The Australian National Preventive Health Agency (ANPHA)

The Australian National Preventive Health Agency (ANPHA) has released their final report today on the case for minimum price for alcohol.

You can download the PDF from their website


Cannabis Workshop


Etty Matalon is a Clinical Psychologist and the Clinical Training Manager of the NCPIC Workforce Development Team.
This 3 hour workshop will cover: The physical, psychological and social effects of cannabis

Cannabis and mental health
Adolescent cannabis use
How cannabis use relates to tobacco use
How this may affect an individual’s tobacco cessation goals
An overview of NCPIC’s Very Brief Intervention – a 30 min intervention based on the principles of motivational interviewing, which is designed to motivate clients to evaluate their cannabis use with a view to making changes
Time: Tuesday 10am - 1pm
Join Online:
Or attend in person
Brain & Mind Research Institute
Level 5, 94 Mallett St,
Camperdown, NSW 2050
This is a free event



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