Mental and behavioural problems due to psychoactive substance use (incl alcohol, opioids, benzodiazepines, GHB, stimulants and tobacco) are common. Substance misuse is also frequently seen in people with severe mental illness. This session will cover common Psychotropic medicines management for acute intoxication, dependence syndrome, withdrawal states, and acute/late-onset substance-related mental and behavioural disorders.


  • Viandro Borja — Lead Pharmacist Alfred Mental and Addiction Health (AMAH), Manager Psychotropic Drug Advisory Service (PDAS)

Categories: Capability 6 - Understanding and responding to substance use and addiction
Disciplines: Allied Health, Medical, Nursing
Levels: Introductory
Lifespans: Adult

Wednesday 9 August 2023
14:00 to 15:00
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