Brief Interventions for Substance Abuse
Brief Interventions (BI) are evidence-based techniques used to initiate change from an unhealthy or risky behaviour. BIs are short, purposeful, non-confrontational, personalised conversations with a person about an issue/s related to alcohol, tobacco, other drug use and/or gambling.
• Discuss BIs as part of a Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) pathway
• Describe situations where BIs may be useful and where they are contra-indicated
• Use ‘FRAMES’ to describe key components of a Brief Intervention
• Discuss approaches to introducing substance use discussions into routine health consultations
• Evoke clients about their feelings and approaches to changing their substance use
• Assess and work productively with a client’s sense of self-efficacy about changing their substance use.
Presenter: Gary Croton, Clinical Nurse Consultant – Victorian Dual Diagnosis Initiative
Audience: General practitioners, allied health
Time: 6.30pm – 8.00pm. Registration and dinner 6.00pm. Limited spaces, book early.
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