Smoking, alcohol, and drug misuse

Conversations on alcohol with older patients

WEBINAR archive October 2019: Conversations on alcohol with older patients

Vaping: All your questions answered

WEBINAR archive September 2018: Dr Hayden McRobbie presenting on vaping.

Talking about alcohol

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

Telemedicine and preventative health

Dr John McMenamin on strategies to enquire, engage and motivate your patient towards better health outcomes.

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.

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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.

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