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Working with Substance Misuse & Addiction - NEW COURSE!

Duration

1 day

Course Overview



This one day course is designed for frontline staff who come into contact with service users who use substances and aims to provide attendees with an awareness of key issues and updates surrounding the use and misuse of a range of substances and addictions.

Learning Outcomes



This course is designed to enable delegates to:
  • Define use and misuse of substances
  • Distinguish between different patterns, levels of use and the risks
  • Understand the law governing the possession and supply of controlled substances
  • Recognise the most commonly used substances and their effects
  • Understand the relationship between substance misuse and mental health
  • Be aware of the range of treatment options available

  • Methods of Delivery



    The trainer uses a variety of Power Point presentation, flip chart work, group discussion, small group work and practical exercises.
    • Course Content
    • Audience
    • Training Considerations
    • Certification
    • Related Courses

    Course Content

  • The terms and definitions of misuse and addiction
  • The effects of substance misuse on mental health
  • The cycle of change/addiction
  • Commonly used drugs, differences in approach and effects
  • The laws governing possession and supply of drugs
  • Available treatments and best practice in engaging clients
  • Target Audience

    Anyone whose work brings them into contact with service users who use substances.

    Training Considerations

    Attendees should be aware of their own organisational procedures and policies.

    Certification

    Upon completion of the course, the delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.

    Related Courses

    Mental Health Awareness
    Motivational Interviewing - Helping People Change
    Challenging Behaviour - Managing and Responding
     
    Working with Substance Misuse & Addiction - NEW COURSE!
    Duration: 1 day

    Course overview:

    This one day course is designed for frontline staff who come into contact with service users who use substances and aims to provide attendees with an awareness of key issues and updates surrounding the use and misuse of a range of substances and addictions.

    Learning Outcomes:

    This course is designed to enable delegates to:
    · Define use and misuse of substances
    · Distinguish between different patterns, levels of use and the risks
    · Understand the law governing the possession and supply of controlled substances
    · Recognise the most commonly used substances and their effects
    · Understand the relationship between substance misuse and mental health
    · Be aware of the range of treatment options available



    Methods of delivery:

    The trainer uses a variety of Power Point presentation, flip chart work, group discussion, small group work and practical exercises.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    · The terms and definitions of misuse and addiction
    · The effects of substance misuse on mental health
    · The cycle of change/addiction
    · Commonly used drugs, differences in approach and effects
    · The laws governing possession and supply of drugs
    · Available treatments and best practice in engaging clients


    TARGET AUDIENCE
    Anyone whose work brings them into contact with service users who use substances.

    TRAINING CONSIDERATIONS
    Attendees should be aware of their own organisational procedures and policies.

    CERTIFICATION
    Upon completion of the course, the delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.

    RELATED COURSES
    Mental Health Awareness
    Motivational Interviewing - Helping People Change
    Challenging Behaviour - Managing and Responding

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