DRUGS: New Drugs in Australian Society

BFU 2- Drugs

Brisbane Free University is delighted to present our second session, featuring the following presentations, followed by time for open discussion:

Emerging Drugs: The new wave of synthetic psychoactive substances (Jeff Buckley)

The Ethical Implications of Emerging Drugs (Cameron Francis)

When: Tuesday 5th of February, 6.30 – 8:30 pm

Where: Westpac carpark, 89-91 Boundary St, West End.

About the speakers:

Jeff Buckley is a qualified Social Worker with 15 years’ experience in the fields of youth homelessness, public space development, community development and alcohol and drug work. He has worked across government, the community sector and as a private consultant in Australia and in the UK in both management and in direct counselling roles. Jeff likes comfortable slippers, western shirts, magic tricks and playing dress-ups, but he is not a big fan of cats and doing the dishes. He also tries to get as much mileage as he can from sharing his name with a famous dead folk singer. He is a currently the manager of a statewide youth alcohol and drug training and resource unit and a part-time University Lecturer.

Cameron is a Social Worker with over 10 years’ experience in the youth alcohol and other drug sector. He has worked as an outreach worker focused on young people in entertainment settings, a peer educator for homeless young people who inject, a Needle and Syringe Program operator in a youth health service and as an individual counsellor with young people experiencing problematic alcohol and other drug use. He doesn’t share his name with anyone famous, except for a magician who performs a card trick called “rehab” – google it to see!

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