Watch Dr. David Outridge (FAChAM) deliver four educational talks on addiction. Dr. Outridge is an addiction medicine specialist with many years experience working across family medicine, addiction medicine, mental health, and emergency medicine. He is also one of the founders of Kwila Community Based Rehab.
In these talks, David goes beyond the hysteria that often clouds conversations around addiction to provide an honest and evidence-based view of the nature of addiction, how it affects the brain and how it can be treated. His seminars are designed to inform and help people experiencing addiction, and their loved ones, navigate a positive path forward.
Sponsored by Port Stephens Community Action Team
Hosted by Raymond Terrace Public Library
Partnered by Samaritans Foundation Recovery Point Program
Special acknowledgement to the work of Professor Robert Meyers, pioneer of the Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT); a behaviour therapy approach for treating addiction.
In 'Addiction Seminar #1 - What is Addiction?', David explains the basics of addiction; what it is, how it affects the brain, and how it can be treated.
In 'Addiction Seminar #2 - Stimulants', David explains the five dimensional groups of drug effects then takes a closer look at methamphetamine (ice) trends, effects and treatments.
In 'Addiction Seminar #3 - Training for Families and Friends', David explains the recovery process, principles of motivation, and what you can do to help your loved-one suffering addiction.
In 'Addiction Seminar #4 - Alcohol and Other Drugs', David explains the five dimensional groups of drug effects before taking a closer look at opioids, alcohol, sedatives and cannabis.