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SAMHI’s ‘Living Life Without Drugs’ programs aim to give you, as an everyday person, the tools and confidence to support and help someone living with substance abuse and mental health issues. Click for full details here:

Private Recovery & Healing Retreat 

for substance abuse is available at;

Gold Coast Addiction & Treatment Rehab 


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Substance Abuse & Mental Health Interventions

SAMHI Dual Diagnosis Training (12 Hour Advanced)

available ONLINE now.

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

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.

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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.

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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.


This course costs $205 on the learning 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.

To register and pay for the LIVE or ONLINE training,

please click:


Then choose “Dual Diagnosis Training” $145 from drop down menu.

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 61 countries as explained on our website;

This online Dual Diagnosis Training was launched in June 2018 on the learning 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

Stay tuned – we have big announcements coming soon…


Substance Abuse & Mental Health Interventions

SAMHI Chemically Speaking Two (2 Hr Brief Intervention) available ONLINE now.

Hi, thank you for your interest in our 2 hour SAMHI Chemically Speaking Two (Brief Intervention) training program.

This course costs $75 on the learning platform, however people may receive a 40% discount from us by using our token below to purchase the course for only $45 for a limited time.

To register and pay for the ONLINE training,

please click:


Then choose “Chemically Speaking Two” $45 from drop down menu.

This program is an introduction and an ideal platform for the comprehensive Dual Diagnosis 2 day (12 hour) advanced SAMHI (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Interventions) Training designed for front line workers that was released in June 2018. This is outlined above.

This program will help you develop the skills to deliver brief and early interventions to people struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues. This is part of our wider Community Development Response to ICE & Other Drugs as explained on our other website here;

This program will also help you to learn how to run family support groups. We run weekly live family support groups, as well as a weekly online family support group that you can join. You can read more about it here;

Chemically Speaking Two is the 2017 upgrade to the original Chemically Speaking produced in 1999 and now provides training in:

1.Substance Abuse & Mental Health (Dual Diagnosis)

2.Integrative Holistic Model

3.Needs & Underlying Issues that drive addictions

4.Grief Cycle & Anger

5.Drink & Drug Driving

6.Cycle of Addiction

  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Cannabis
  • Stimulants (Speed, Ice, Ecstasy, Cocaine)

7.Optimal Health

8.Stages of Change

9.Costs vs Benefits – doing a brief intervention.

10.Tripod of Support for the drug user to help them move forward & stay safe.

Look forward to hearing from you…:)


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