Smoking, alcohol, and drug misuse

Vaping: All your questions answered

WEBINAR: Dr Hayden McRobbie presenting on the hot topic of vaping. Watch the video here.

Talking about alcohol

WEBINAR: 14 August 2018: How to discuss alcohol use and complete an intervention in a 15-minute consult.

Tramadol - Substance Use Disorder

Dr Helen Fulcher, Goodfellow GP Advisor talks with Northland general practitioner and addiction medicine specialist Dr Alistair Dunn about the prescription drug tramadol and the substance use disorder that can be associated with it’s use.

Topics covered include:

Tramadol - Not the Safer Opioid

MEDTALK: Dr Helen Fulcher, Goodfellow GP Advisor talks with Northland general practitioner and addiction medicine specialist Dr Alistair Dunn about the concerns around the prescription drug tramadol.

Substance use disorder (SUD)

PODCAST: Dr Sam McBride talks about the safe prescribing of medicines that have the potential to cause substance use disorder (SUD).

Methamphetamine - Case-based discussions

PODCAST: Dr Vicki Macfarlane on methamphetamine use in New Zealand.

Smoking Cessation

Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable health risk, yet nearly a quarter of adult New Zealanders still smoke. GPs and practice nurses are in a key position to help smokers quit. In addition to the information provided in this short course, the Ministry of Health has identified a number of priority population groups (including Māori, Pacific peoples, users of mental health services and pregnant women) due to their  high smoking rates or the substantial benefits they would obtain from stopping smoking.

CEP 4 : Engagement

This course is part of the Introduction to Co-existing Problems (CEP) in Youth series. Providing CEP interventions for young people is a challenge as they are a diverse, heterogeneous group who often only present at a time of crisis or at the insistence of others. 

CEP 3: Youth Development & Well-being

This course is part of the Introduction to Co-existing Problems (CEP) in Youth series. This course addresses the concepts of well-being and positive youth development, which are fundamental to quality service delivery for young people with CEP and their family/whānau. Health practitioners working in all types of youth services have a responsibility to ensure practice occurs within a positive youth development paradigm. 

In this course you will gain an understanding of:

CEP 6: Screening and Brief Interventions

This course is part of the Introduction to Co-existing Problems (CEP) in Youth series. Screening usually involves administering a brief questionnaire. The object of screening is to identify potential areas for further assessment. It is often the starting point for further CEP work and should be a key part of a CEP enhanced response in all youth services. 

In this course you will learn:

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