The WASUA Overdose Prevention (OPAM) Project

Presented at Power of Peer Work Community Forum 22 Apr 15 by Paul Dessauer WASUA who is the Outreach Coordinator ( & Laura Jinks who is the OPAM + Peer-administered Naloxone Project Officer ( My notes from this presentation can be found here The WASUA Overdose Prevention Project WASUA (WA Substance Users Assoc.) is a […]

Presentation on Narcotics Anonymous

This was given at the ‘Power of Peer Work’ Community Forum 22 Apr 15. Unfortunately I didn’t catch the name of the man who delivered the presentation but perhaps somebody who reads this can update me on this! My notes from the presentation can be found here Narcotics Anonymous – The Fellowship. In summary, one […]

Presentation on SMART groups (Self-management & recovery training)

This was a presentation I attended last month in which we heard from Palmerston workers who are running these SMART recovery groups which, incidentally, are co-facilitated by Peer Support Workers. They are designed to give people a toolbox of strategies to achieve their goals whether this include abstinence or control over their use. My notes […]