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Drug & Alcohol Counselling

Tuesday, August 30 2022
6:00PM - 9:00PM (ACST)
Marion Hotel
849 Marion Rd, Mitchell Park South Australia 5043
via Zoom

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GPs, Practice Managers, Allied Health Professionals, Nurses, Primary Health Care Providers & Pharmacists in the Adelaide Metropolitan Area


Substance use issues are very common in the community, especially alcohol and tobacco use, and contribute to a range of health and social problems, including chronic illness and domestic violence. Particular groups affected include Culturally and Linguistically Diverse groups and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples.

This interactive, case-based workshop will explore key substance-related issues and have a focus on management, including counselling approaches and referral pathways.

Learning Outcomes

Describe key substance use issues and particular community groups affected.
Identify appropriate management strategies, including Motivational Interviewing and counselling approaches.
Recommend key services and referral pathways.


6:30PM - 9:00PM (ACST)
Registration and Dinner
6:00PM - 6:30PM (ACST)


Dr Quentin Black


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Dr Rosanne Skalicky

Rural Generalist in Critical Care, Royal Flying Doctors SA

Dr Skalicky (often referred to as ‘Dr Rose’), is a senior Emergency Physician with extensive national and international experience. Having worked as an emergency physician in Tasmania, Queensland, and South Australia (RAH), Dr Rose headed overseas in 2009. With a passion for equitable access to healthcare and international development in EM, Dr Rose has spent the last decade working overseas in a fulltime capacity – remote NW Tanzania and most recently in Myanmar. In Myanmar, Dr Rose worked under the Ministry of Health developing acute emergency services and training nationally, which included a full-time teaching and clinical load. Having returned to Australia in early 2021 Dr Rose is currently employed by the RFDS as a Rural Generalist in Critical Care, working primarily out of Port Augusta.

Dr Roses’ professional interests include:

·Improving equity in health access
·Health care development of EM in low-middle income countries
·Capacity building of Health staff

When not at work Dr Rose enjoys caring for her family, reading, craft, and obviously seeing new places, and engaging with people from different cultures.