Working with Substance Misuse & Addiction (Half Day)
Duration Half Day
This 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.
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 healthBe 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
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- 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
Anyone whose work brings them into contact with service users who use substances.
Attendees should be aware of their own organisational procedures and policies.
Upon completion of the course, the delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.
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