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Taking the Edge Off: Let’s talk about drugs and alcohol [In Person]

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

A light and dark blue background with a beer bottle, a bottle of pills and a drawing of a pill with mushrooms inside. It reads, Taking the edge off, a conversation about drugs and alcohol in relation to mental health.

This course is great if you:

Are keen to learn about the connection between substances and mental health

Would find it helpful to hear lived and professional experiences of supporting and managing substance use

Are open to explore and challenge assumptions around substance use and addiction


How do substances and mental health mix?

What is the function of addiction?

How can we have better conversations about drug and alcohol use?


We’re going to think about the emotional, physical, cultural and societal ideas around drugs, alcohol and what it all means in relation to mental health (without the stigma and judgement that often comes with talking about these experiences).

Through sharing a variety of lived and professional experiences, we explore ways to have compassionate conversations around drugs and alcohol, whether you are facing your own challenges, or supporting or working with someone who is.

This course will open up a conversation about some of the tools and strategies that have helped people in managing and supporting addiction.



June 19
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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discovery college
0407 861 205
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Danny Frawley Centre for Health and Wellbeing
Level 2 32-60 Linton St
Moorabbin, VIC 3189 Australia
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(03) 8567 3700
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