Treatment Skills will help GPs assess the reasons why a patient is using alcohol and other drugs, determine approaches to managing any physical or mental health comorbidities and, where appropriate, identify if the patient has a mild, moderate or severe substance use disorder.
Training Pathway no. 1 (AOD Live) will be delivered as three (3) x 90 minute online workshop sessions via zoom teleconferencing. This education will be delivered “live” by GP AOD educators and will provide participants with the opportunity to listen to presenters, interact and discuss cases in small groups and receive feedback from AOD expert GPs.
Each AOD Live intake will run over three consecutive weeks on the same day and timeslot. Participants will be required to attend all three workshops in a single intake series.
Training Pathway no.2 (self-directed) is designed for those GPs who are already applying best practice in the management of difficult patients and would like to access a wide range of AOD educational content and best practice toolkits that they can complete at their own pace via gplearning.
Participants will complete a set of core modules online via gplearning that will include case studies and self-reflection exercises.