Street drugs

August 2010

AFP in practice

AFP in Practice

Volume 39, No.8, August 2010 Pages 605-605

Carolyn O’Shea

AFP in Practice questions are designed to get you started in a small group learning (SGL) activity in your practice or with colleagues. Requirements to earn 40 Category 1 CPD points for a SGL activity are: minimum of four and a maximum of 10 people, minimum of 8 hours of discussion in a year, and at least two GPs. Groups may include anyone else who has an interest (ie. practice nurses, community health workers, allied health professionals). A kit with all the instructions and forms you need is available at

Learning objectives

After completion of this activity participants will be able to:

  • apply advanced communication skills to a problem in a consultation
  • discuss critically a range of options to manage a drug misuse problem
  • recognise and cite evidence for and against a view of whether a problem exists
  • suggest challenges and possible solutions to professional role challenges
  • describe the local addiction medicine services and how to access appropriate services for your patients.

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