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Working with Substance Misuse & Addiction - NEW COURSE!

Duration

1 day

Course Overview


This one day course aims to provide attendees with an awareness of key issues and updates surrounding the use and misuse of a range of substances and addictions.

Course Content

  • The terms and definitions of misuse and addiction
  • Exploring the disease concept
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • The Effects of substance misuse on mental health
  • Causes, use and misuse
  • The cycle of change/addiction
  • Commonly used drugs and discussing the differences in approach and effects
  • The laws governing the possession and supply of drugs
  • De-criminalisation in the UK
  • The treatments available and responding more confidently

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
  • Audience
  • Training Considerations
  • Certification
  • Related Courses

Learning Objectives

By the end of the training delegates will be able to
  • Define use and misuse of substances
  • Distinguish between different patterns, levels of use and the risks associated with these
  • Gain knowledge of the law governing the possession and supply of controlled substances
  • Gain knowledge of the most commonly used substances including appearance, use, short- and long-term effects
  • Understand the relationship between substance misuse and mental health
  • Knowledge of the range of treatment options available for substance misuse problems
  • Gain a basic understanding of best practice in engaging clients to think about and discuss their use of substances

Target Audience

Anyone who's 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

 
Working with Substance Misuse & Addiction - NEW COURSE!
Duration: 1 day

Course overview:
This one day course aims to provide attendees with an awareness of key issues and updates surrounding the use and misuse of a range of substances and addictions.

Course content:
· The terms and definitions of misuse and addiction
· Exploring the disease concept
· Drug and alcohol use
· The Effects of substance misuse on mental health
· Causes, use and misuse
· The cycle of change/addiction
· Commonly used drugs and discussing the differences in approach and effects
· The laws governing the possession and supply of drugs
· De-criminalisation in the UK
· The treatments available and responding more confidently

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
By the end of the training delegates will be able to:
· Define use and misuse of substances
· Distinguish between different patterns, levels of use and the risks associated with these
· Gain knowledge of the law governing the possession and supply of controlled substances
· Gain knowledge of the most commonly used substances including appearance, use, short- and long-term effects
· Understand the relationship between substance misuse and mental health
· Knowledge of the range of treatment options available for substance misuse problems
· Gain a basic understanding of best practice in engaging clients to think about and discuss their use of substances

TARGET AUDIENCE
Anyone who's 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.

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