GP drug and alcohol training programs

Both the Royal Australian College of GPs (RACGP) and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) are offering addiction education programs for GP members.

The RACGPs Alcohol and other Drugs GP Education program is available to members via gplearning at no cost. The program was developed to help GPs overcome some of the challenges in treating patients whose health is being impacted by alcohol, prescribed medication or drug use.

For rural and remote GPS, ACRRMs is delivering its Drug and Alcohol Addiction Education program for GPs to increase knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of addiction issues, and strengthen capacity to address these issues in local communities. The program includes a series of face-to-face workshops, online learning courses and webinars, which are incentivised for eligible ACRRM members