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Substance use, intoxication and withdrawal management: 5 April Auckland 2024

This registration for this workshop is now full. Please note we are running this workshop online, Te Pou and also in Hamilton, Te Pou. To be added to a waitlist for the next Auckland workshop, please email

Substance use, intoxication and withdrawal management is a workshop for workers who have completed Blueprint’s Addiction 101 or similar or have experience working in the addiction space in either a community or clinical setting.

The workshop will help workers to:

  • understand the function of substance use and the impact of stigma on help seeking
  • recognise harmful and risky substance use
  • develop practical strategies to assess and manage behavioural disturbance due to intoxication and withdrawal
  • recognise and respond to withdrawal.

The workshops will also explore:

  • how to engage with people who use substances
  • what is harm reduction
  • how to provide harm reduction advice for people who continue to use substances
  • how to refer to specialist addiction services
  • other community supports.


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