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W2. An International perspective focusing on similarities and differences related to substance use disorders in Australia, UK, Portugal and USA

About The Event

  • Cost: Free
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According to the World Drug Report (2018) the scope of drugs
and drug markets are increasing and spreading globally. The
international community needs to step up its responses to
cope with these challenges. Members of IntNSA, representing
Australia, England, Portugal, and the United States, will
come together to share their experience of the similarities
and differences between their countries that impact on the
successes/failures related to substance use disorders. Topics
covered will include historical perspectives, access to care, harm
reduction approaches, treatment modalities, impact of COVID
19, among others. As this workshop will be online topics will be
divided into ‘learning units’ of 1.5 hours in duration. An opportunity
for participants to take “comfort breaks” of 30 mins in between
each unit of learning will be provided.

Learning objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify the historical
    perspective of each country and understand how
    history impacts treatment of substance use disorders
    today (1.5 hrs) (12:00 EST)
  • Participants will be able to describe and learn different
    concepts and practices of access to treatment for
    substance use disorders (1.5 hrs) (2:00 pm EST)
  • Participants will be able to define harm reduction and
    learn different concepts and meaning in the practice of
    harm reduction (1.5 hrs) (4:00pm EST
  • Participants will be able to identify at least one current
    and future trends in treatment of substance use
    disorders in the identified countries. (1.5 hrs) (6:00pm
  • Participants will describe how COVID-19 has impacted
    the care and practice of those with substance use
    disorders (1.5hrs) (8:00pm EST)


  • Theresa Fay-Hillier, DrPH, MSN, PMHCNS-BC Drexel University, USA
  • Roseann Regan, PhD, APRN, BC Gwynedd University, USA
  • Dana Murphy-Parker, MS, APRN, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, FIAAN, Front Range Clinic, USA
  • Adrian Jugdoval, PGDip, PGCAP, BSc (Hons), PGCertHE, RGN, RMN,
    NMP, TCH, FHEA, University of West London, Middlesex University, UK
  • Adam Searby, PhD, RN, Melbourne, Australia
  • Paulo Rosario De Carvalho Seabra, PhD, MSN, BSN, Portugal

Our Speakers

Adam Searby
Adrian Jugdoval
Dana Murphy-Parker
Paulo Rosario De Carvalho Seabra
Roseann Regan
Theresa Fay-Hillier
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