Brian McConnell
Brian McConnell campaign leader

MEETING AND GUEST SPEAKER

Thursday 23rd February, St Ninian's Uniting church, Cnr Mouat and Brigalow Sts, Lyneham

Brief meeting at 7.30pm, Speaker at 8pm

SPEAKER: Michael Haines (Social Worker) has been working for ACT Health within the Opiod Treatment Service since 2009.. Michael has a wide area of expertise and experience in the AOD field. His work in this area began in 2001 as founder and Director of Code Blue Harm Reduction Services which provided harm reduction information to recreational psychostimulant users.

TOPIC : "Pills sold as ecstasy, Synthetic Drugs and plant based Etheogens

His talk will discuss:

Prevalence statistics

Overview of drug types (most to least prevalence order)

Specific use of Pills sold as ecstasy, research chemicals, synthetic drugs and plant based entheogens - mediators that impace patterns of use more broadly

Changing market dynamics in the ACT and how it changed patterns of use of particular substances including ecstasy, LSG and now plant based psychoactives

Brief overview of psychoactive plant use in Australia - self limiting substances such as entheogens

Research evidence of the efficacy of interventions for these patterns of use.

There will be a time for questions following Michael's talk.

Supper will follow.

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