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Substance Abuse & Mental Health Training (Dual Diagnosis)

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

Dates for next LIVE training are listed further below at bottom of webpage.

Cost of Dual Diagnosis Training is reduced from $290 to $145 (50% off) .

To register and pay for the LIVE training below,

please click on the last page of this website called, ‘CONTACT US“.

Download Dual Diagnosis Training Brochure here or from


Drug Diversions are available live on the Gold Coast and ONLINE 24/7 worldwide.

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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.

If people want a certificate of attendance and also qualify for 12 points (ONLINE) or 15 points (Live) of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) for their professional peak body (APS, ACA, AASW, CPA, PACFA, ACWA etc), they need to complete the full 2 days of intensive training.



This advanced training covers all of the current evidence based, best practice in the Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) and Mental Health from an integrated, holistic framework (see diagram below and in downloadable brochure).

ONLINE Training…


Substance Abuse & Mental Health Interventions

S.A.M.H.I. Dual Diagnosis Training (Advanced, 12 Hour, Self Paced)

available ONLINE now at


Hi, thank you for your interest in our ONLINE, Self Paced, 12 hour S.A.M.H.I. Substance Abuse and Mental Health (Dual Diagnosis) Training program.


This course costs $205 on the platform, however people may receive a 29% discount from us by using our token below to purchase the course for only $145 for a limited time.

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In June 2018, S.A.M.H.I. launched its 6 module, Self Paced, 12 hour Dual Diagnosis Training as outlined on This training will equip workers to be able to deliver brief and early interventions to people struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues, as well as advanced psychotherapeutic skills. This is the same as the comprehensive 2 day advanced training that is being delivered live across Australia and online in 47 countries as explained on our website;

This online Dual Diagnosis Training was launched in June 2018 on the online learning platform which provides lifetime login to the training. They have thousands of courses and millions of students worldwide. The reason why S.A.M.H.I has gone online is to expand the coverage of the highly acclaimed, comprehensive 2 day advanced Dual Diagnosis Training designed and presented by George Patriki. George and many of his staff continue to deliver the live training under the banner of Dual Diagnosis ( in conjunction with the online adapted S.A.M.H.I course. We have very specifically and deliberately made this course very affordable at $145. This is half price. Join with us to address the alarming substance abuse and the co-morbid mental health issues that are rising in our communities across Australia and overseas.

Module 1. Drugs & Effects

  • Cycle of Addiction
  • Alcohol
  • Drink & Drug Driving
  • Tobacco
  • Cannabis
  • Stimulants (Speed, Ice, Ecstasy, Cocaine)
  • Inhalants (volatile substances)

Module 2. Addictions & Mental Health

  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Integrative Holistic Model
  • Needs & Underlying Issues that drive addictions

Module 3. Harm Minimisation & Optimal Health

  • Pharmacotherapies
  • Orthomolecular Science, Functional Medicine & Optimal Health

Module 4. Neuropharmacology & Neurophysiology (Brain Works)

  • Neuroplasticity
  • Neurotransmitters
  • Psychosis vs Dissociation
  • Psychospirituality

Module 5. Trauma model & Keys to Treatment

  • Guilt vs Shame
  • Dealing with ambivalence

Module 6. Brief & Early Intervention and Tripod of Support

  • Stages of Change
  • Costs vs Benefits – doing a brief intervention

Contact Details


2 Monaco Street,

We provide mobile services

Dual Diagnosis Training provided either onsite to your organisation, at the office in Surfers Paradise or anywhere else required in Australia or overseas. It is available 24/7 online

Opening Hours

Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00am
Sunday Closed - Closed

Notes on open hours:
Dual Diagnosis Training provided by appointment / ONLINE available 24 hours
Notes on public holiday hours:
Dual Diagnosis Training provided by appointment / ONLINE available 24 hours

Fees & Charges

Charges apply for all services Charges according to training requirements of organisation. $145 for individuals to attend 2 days of advanced drug & alcohol training and workshops in Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Bulk billing is not available
Full Payment Upfront

Services Provided

  • Disease Prevention
  • Addiction Treatment
  • Education & Training
  • Collaboration With Allied Health and Doctors
  • Counselling
  • DVA
  • Men's Health
  • Nutrition
  • Psychology Services
  • Social Services
  • Take Steps to Quit Smoking
  • Women's Health

Health Practitioners

  • -

Service Age Criteria




Spoken Languages


Target Groups

  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander
  • General Public
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Mental Health
  • Multi-Cultural
  • Parents / Families
  • Youth
  • GP's
  • Women
  • Men
  • DVA
  • My Health for Life
  • Carers
  • Pharmacists
  • Interns
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