The presentation will focus on Australia’s approach to harm reduction as applied to substance use which has delivered extensive benefits to communities generally, as well as to those who engage in substance use. Penington Institute leads the national conversation about harm reduction, focusing on treating substance use as a health issue. We are building more effective responses to substance usage than simple prohibition by:
The presentation will elaborate Penington Institute’s role in the matters listed above. We will also identify training programs we deliver to support individuals in the community who are affected by drug use – eg first line customer service delivery staff in industries such as hospitality and the health sector.
Paul Morgan joined Penington Institute in 2016. Prior appointments have been at the University of Melbourne, RMIT, and Curtin University, KPMG and the Ngaanyatjarra Lands Aboriginal Corporation (WA) where he was appointed Manager, Training & Development. Paul has completed post-graduate studies in the area of alcohol and other drugs, and delivered training to managers and front-line workers on these topics, and about responses which support all stakeholders dealing with clients affected by their substance use.