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Alcohol, Other Drugs & Mental Health (Dual Diagnosis) Training ONLINE & Live (12 Hr Advanced)


This is an ACWA endorsed CPD program offered by Optimal Health Group.

Optimal Health Group delivers online and face-to-face training, including their popular 12-hour Substance Abuse and Mental Health (Dual Diagnosis) Training.

This advanced training covers current evidence-based, best practice in Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) and mental health from an integrated, holistic framework.

The program will equip workers to deliver brief and early interventions to people struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues, as well as develop advanced psychotherapeutic skills.

Core content

Drugs & Effects
  • Cycle of addiction
  • Alcohol Drink & Drug Driving
  • Tobacco Cannabis Stimulants (Speed, Ice, Ecstasy, Cocaine) 
  • Inhalants (Volatile Substances)
Addictions & Mental Health
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Integrative Holistic Model 
  • Needs & Underlying Issues that Drive Addictions
Harm Minimisation & Optimal Health
  • Pharmacotherapies
  • Orthomolecular Science, Functional Medicine & Optimal Health
Neuropharmacology & Neurophysiology (Brain Works)
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Neurotransmitters 
  • Psychosis vs Dissociation 
  • Psychospirituality
Trauma model & Keys to Treatment.
  • Guilt vs Shame
  • Dealing with Ambivalence
Brief & Early Intervention and Tripod of Support
  • Stages of Change
  • Costs vs Benefits – doing a brief intervention
Online version

The training is delivered across 6 modules and is the same content as the live 2-day program.

This course is hosted on the Udemy platform and, for a limited time, can be purchased for $145 (a 29% discount) by using this link.

Live (face-to-face) version

This comprehensive training is delivered live across Australia by presenter George Patriki and his staff under the banner of Dual Diagnosis Training. Further details are available via this link.

Where and when
25-26 February 2019, Gold Coast QLD
15-16 July 2019, Gold Coast QLD
18-19 November 2019, Gold Coast QLD

Registration is $145.
To register phone 0408 332 765 or email George via george@dualdiagnosistraining.com.au