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Webinar Volume 5:

Addiction & Substance Use Disorder

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This activity has been accredited with the RACGP for 2 CPD points (previously known as Category 2 points). It has also been accredited with ACRRM for 1 PDP Educational Activity. Activity No.: 190747. A certificate is available for download on completion of all activities in the course.


CLICK HERE to enroll in the course for free (you will need your AHPRA MED number and RACGP number).

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Webinar Volume 5:

Addiction & Substance Use Disorder

How do you define addiction? 

How should GPs talk about addiction? 

How do you have patient centred conversation? 


These can be difficult questions to answer. People think about addiction in vastly different ways. Some of these ways have shortcomings and some can be extremely problematic. Your understanding of addiction can impact how you treat those suffering with its affects. In this webinar, Dr Tarun Yadav takes you through the assessment strategies, diagnosis pathways, available treatments, and more. 


The discussion is presented by ProCare Mental Health Services, a not for profit organisation based in Waratah NSW.  ProCare’s clinicians work with GPs to provide counselling, psychology, and psychiatry consultations.  Additionally, they provide the free “GP Psychiatry Support Line” service (1800 16 17 18) which is an initiative funded by 6 Primary Health Networks in NSW.


This video features Dr Martin Cohen and Dr Tarun Yadav

Dr Martin Cohen


Professor Martin Cohen completed his training in Medicine at The University of Sydney in 1996 and became a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in 2002. He won the Dissertation Prize in 2002, awarded by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, for his work in better understanding the link between cannabis and mental illness.​


He has over 20 years of clinical experience and extensive research experience in the fields of medical education, brain imaging and mental illness, population studies, and clinical research. He has published over 70 articles in scientific journals and presented papers at international conferences, as an invited speaker or as part of the scientific program.

His passion for serving the needs of the community to provide the highest quality mental health services have been demonstrated in his previous roles as RANZCP Director of Specialist Training and Executive Director of Hunter New England Mental Health Services. He is a conjoint Associate Professor at the University of Newcastle and a Director on the Boards of Hunter New England Health and the Hunter Medical Research Institute.  His most recent appointment as Deputy Commissioner for the Mental Health Commission of NSW underpins his passion for advocacy and care for people with mental illness.


Dr Tarun Yadav

(FRANZCP, MD Psychiatry, MBBS)

Dr Tarun Yadav has been a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists after finishing his training requirement in QLD and Newcastle. He finished his MD, Psychiatry qualification from University of Delhi in 2010 before deciding to move to Australia to pursue his interest in the field of Addiction Psychiatry.


His experience spans both inpatient and community settings and he is currently working part time with Hunter New England Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Services as Addiction Specialist. He is also a Conjoint Lecturer with the University of Newcastle, and he is currently actively involved in research projects in the field of addiction. He also has been involved with the Black Dog Institute in Sydney with their mood disorder unit.

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