Substance Abuse and Mental Health Initiatives

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George Patriki provides training & development for the health care, welfare and social service industries on the Gold Coast and throughout Australia…

Dates for next training are listed further below

Download Dual Diagnosis Training Brochure from Training & Workshops page.

Services include:

Advanced Drug & Alcohol Training and Workshops in Substance Abuse and Mental Health.

This training is also tax deductible as a work related expense and enables people

to maintain professional development and upskilling.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) & Recognition of Current Competencies (RCC) to apply for a workplace assessment to obtain qualifications in:

  • Certificate IV – Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD)
  • Diploma – Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD)
  • Diploma – Mental Health
  • Diploma – Counselling
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Training Courses Offered

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Chemically Speaking is a Brief Intervention drug & alcohol video that explains the cycle of addiction, the stages of change and the grief cycle that often predisposes people to use chemicals as a way of coping with these underlying issues.

And can be downloaded from my Google Drive

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Next Dual Diagnosis Training Dates

To register and pay for the training below, please click on the last page of this website called, ‘CONTACT US“.

Dual Diagnosis Training – Tweed Heads

May 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dual Diagnosis Training – Tweed Heads

May 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dual Diagnosis Training – Gold Coast

May 29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dual Diagnosis Training – Gold Coast

May 30 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dual Diagnosis Training – Beenleigh

June 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dual Diagnosis Training – Beenleigh

June 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Training Testimonials

Hello George, I am posting you the evaluation forms from your session on 4 May. As you will see everyone loved it and you were the star of the training program! I am even inspired to bring the Nov training forward a week so you can still be the last session in the program…Thank you for your excellent session and for sharing your personal experiences. It was greatly appreciated by all of us. Regards Mary
Mary, Principal Training Officer Youth Justice Training Unit. Dept of Communities
George was informative, approachable, friendly and confident in his knowledge. He presented the topic in an interesting way and allowed enough flexibility for our staff members to ask questions when needed.
Shaan, Dpt of Corrective Services (Southern)
Hi George… I am glad for you that you are moving to QLD but say it is going to be our loss. Thanks for everything you have done for us, the staff at Greensborough still talk about you and the presentation you gave and have without exception said that they have never had drugs explained so well and understandable…
Nancie, Senior Corrections Officer Greensborough Community Correctional Services
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