Essential substance use knowledge for workers: this may be entry level, but participants are introduced to all the most popularly used substances including the concepts of “Legal Highs” and poly-drug use. Participants achieve an understanding how they are used, significant harms and where they fit amongst broader issues like the law and popular culture.
COURSE LENGTH: ONE DAY
Available to book as an EXCLUSIVE WORKSHOP for up to 20 persons. £600
(Includes 2 facilitators & all materials)
Next Open Workshop: TBA, £85 per person, see events.
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ON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:
Name the different categories of drugs and recall their standard effects
Recall at least 2 effects on the body from each category
Identify at least 2 techniques and harm reduction interventions for working with drug users
Recall the legal status of the various substances- 4 most popular
Name 3 of the main presenting issues for drug use
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EXAMPLE SUBSTANCES INTRODUCED:
Alcohol, Cocaine, Cannabis, Ecstasy, Research chemicals (e.g. mephedrone), Heroin