2018 NT Alcohol and Other Drug Conference

2018 NT Alcohol and Other Drug Conference


On April 12-13th 2018, AADANT will be holding their Alcohol and Other Drug Conference at the Adina Apartment Hotel and Vibe Hotel, 7 Kitchener Drive, Darwin, NT, 0800






2016 NT AOD Workforce Conference



Click on the workshop title below to access the presentations

Care Planning for Resilience Presentation slides  

Youth Support & Advocacy Services (YSAS)

In this workshop Geoff will introduce participants to a comprehensive genuinely holistic approach to care planning.The Care Planning for Resilience model puts into practice the large body of literature that indicates the most efficacious way of helping a young person experiencing problematic drug use is to create resilience.

Young People and Drugs  

Youth Support & Advocacy Services (YSAS)

In this workshop Geoff will talk about why and how young people use drugs, and how this is different to adults. He will go into detail about commonly used drugs, including effects, come-down and withdrawal. Geoff will also provide insight into how to effectively communicate with young people who are using drugs, with a view to engage and reduce potential harms

Very Brief Intervention for Cannabis (Adult clients)     

National Cannabis Prevention & Information Centre

The Very Brief Intervention will educate clients on the risks associated with cannabis use and increase their clients’ awareness of the impact of their current cannabis use; motivate clients to recognise the need for change; as well as support encourage and motivate their clients to make a change.

Effective Discussions with Young Cannabis Users (Adolescent clients)     

National Cannabis Prevention & Information Centre

This workshop is specifically designed for clinicians or educators who come into contact with young cannabis users. Participants will be trained in a 30-minute intervention which will include; how cannabis impacts on adolescent development; screening; using appropriate communication strategies; feedback and psycho-education. Participants will also be furnished with the materials necessary to implement the adolescent intervention.

Becoming Gender Responsive: A workshop on engaging women accessing AOD services  

Network of Alcohol & other Drug Agencies (NADA)

This practical workshop will enhance your skills for engaging with women accessing Alcohol and other Drug (AOD) treatment. It will explore how experiences of AOD use and access and engagement of support is shaped by gender roles and it will promote best practice approaches when working with women that can be applied in your work.

A holistic model for Quitline NT: combining motivational interviewing and narrative principles

Cancer Council SA (Aboriginal Quitline Services)

Tobacco remains the largest preventable cause of death and disease. Quitline South Australia have developed a holistic model for smoking cessation specific to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples which combines motivational interviewing and narrative principles.
Motivational interviewing focuses on behavioural change that uses client centred decision making to elicit motivation and skills from the client. Narrative therapy draws out stories of hope, strength and resilience to allow clients to realise their own skills and abilities. Cultural and/or historical context is important to narrative therapy as it provides a foundational understanding of what smoking means for individuals, families and communities.

Workforce and community – something for everyone – an in depth exploration of the Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre

Australian Indigenous AOD Knowledge Centre

This workshop will lead you on an interactive tour of the Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (Knowledge Centre).

The session will demonstrate how useful the Knowledge Centre can be for workers, and how workers can support their community members to use it too.

You will be shown how to:

•   find what is relevant to you, your clients, your families and your communities

•   easily access information on alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs (including ice and cannabis),      prescription drugs, and volatile substances (inhalants)

•   use specific health workforce and community resources

Providing Trauma Informed Care

What is being trauma informed? What are the impacts of trauma? Why we need to look after ourselves?

JOAN WASHINGTON- Melaleuca Refugee Centre

Developing a First Australian alcohol and other drugs workforce: and why the evidence is not enough


Evidence for what interventions work to reduce AOD- related harm, Evidence for why our interventions have limited effectiveness and Why the evidence is not enough?

Tips and Tricks to be a better AOD Leader

PETER FRENDIN- Quality Innovation Performance (QIP)

What makes a great leader?

Tricks and tips to run a great AOD service

What are some of the principles required to make a great AOD service? Why are these important and how do we develop these? What are some examples of actioning these principles that may be of value, and some tips & tools available to assist along the way?