Improving addiction treatment: some recent Queensland approaches

The 2018 Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference will be held on Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 May with optional workshops on Wednesday 30 May at the QT Gold Coast.

Dr John Reilly, Chief Psychiatrist at Queensland Health joins us at the Conference to discuss ‘Improving addiction treatment: some recent Queensland approaches’.

Queensland’s Action on ice has included initiatives to provide more consistent and targeted services, including across health, education, community, justice and corrections sectors. Within health, early intervention and treatment for people using ice poses broad challenges including developing health workforce addiction capacity and AOD service governance. Recent approaches to these challenges will be considered.

Dr John Reilly

John Reilly is Chief Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Officer at the Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch of the Clinical Excellence Division, Queensland Health, with statutory responsibilities under the Mental Health Act as Chief Psychiatrist. From 2009-2017 he was Medical Director, Mental Health Service Group, Townsville Hospital and Health Service where his clinical work was in addiction, forensic and adult general psychiatry, including psychotherapy, personality disorder, early psychosis and ECT.

He has particular interests in substance use disorders co-occurring with other mental health disorders and in clinical governance. He currently chairs the RANZCP Subcommittee for Advanced Training in Addiction Psychiatry and was involved in creation of the Queensland Branch Committee of the Faculty of Addiction Psychiatry.

For more information on the upcoming 2018 Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference please visit the conference website.

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