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13 May 2019

By Ashley Koning

Harm reduction

Harm reduction is an approach that recognises that most of us use substances in our lives at one stage or another and that simply stating don’t use them has not and will not stop use or the risks associated with substance use.

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8 March 2019

By Ashley Koning

What's in an 's'?

In the addiction sector the simple ‘s’ when used after the term addiction totally changes the meaning of what is being stated.

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23 August 2018

By Ashley Koning

Test for and treat Hepatitis C

A case study from the Hepatitis C Summit and the “Test and Treat” approach.

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21 March 2017

By Ashley Koning

Contributing lives, thriving communities – Leadership Exchange 2017

Ashley shares his experiences from the TheMHS leadership retreat, IIMHL exchange and the IIMHL/IIDL network meeting.

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2 November 2016

By Ashley Koning

Real Skills online now open for new sign ups

Real Skills online is now available for organisations to sign up and use, following a successful pilot phase.

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22 April 2015

By Ashley Koning

Next steps for improving the way services respond to people experiencing CEP

In 2010 the Director of Mental Health (Dr David Chaplow) formally initiated the drive for mental health and addiction services and the workforce to become co-existing problem (CEP) capable. This was the start of a significant culture shift.

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