Concern about binge drinking by the young and alcohol dependence amongst the older population seems to be a national preoccupation. But front-line, non-specialist workers can perform a vital role in helping to reduce alcohol consumption overall, amongst non-dependent drinkers. This course considers the problems associated with alcohol and aims to increase workers’ awareness and confidence in dealing with alcohol-related issues.
This one-day course is designed for anyone working with families where alcohol is an issue, to help identify and enhance protective parenting. Alcohol is probably the most common intoxicant in use in our society and in moderation, for most, it causes few problems. However, alcohol misuse, binge drinking and dependence within the family can cause serious harm to children. This course highlights effective parenting skills and aims to help workers support those affected by alcohol, as it is often quicker and more effective to bring about changes in parenting rather than changes in drinking.
This course will help participants identify and understand the factors that contribute to abusive/aggressive behaviour, and help to avoid such incidents arising. Understanding warning signs, the assault cycle and diffusion techniques will help build confidence and can be utilised in the workplace. This course aims to avert aggression; it does not cover physical restraint or self-defence.
Those working in generic services (Tiers 1 and 2) need to have a good understanding of the complex nature of problem drug use in order to provide support to those who may need, or are receiving, drug treatment.
Binge drinking by the young and alcohol dependence amongst the elderly is a growing national concern. But front-line, non-specialist workers can perform a vital role in helping to reduce alcohol consumption overall, amongst non-dependent drinkers.
Cannabis is the most popular illegal drug in the world - and the most controversial.
 
Even though the plant has been used for thousands of years, for both its psychoactive effects and its fibres, over the past 100 years it has been glorified and vilified by turns. Currently, in some parts of the world, its legal status is changing as policy-makers attempt to control and regulate its use. So what is it about cannabis that is so confusing and why does it cause so much controversy?
What are legal highs, where do they come from, what do they do, what are the risks, and what can we do about them? And why are they called legal highs anyway? This one-day course will give you answers to all these questions... and more.
“In 2010, liver disease accounted for 141,600 potential years of life lost. In 2030, liver disease is likely to account for many times that number if the present trajectory continues.” Professor Dame Sally C. Davies, Chief Medical Officer, March 2014.
Cannabis is still the most popular illegal drug in the UK, but it has gained a reputation as an addictive drug that users find difficult to control or stop when they want to. But how true is this? Most people that use cannabis do so occasionally, encounter few serious problems, can quit when they want to, or simply grow out of it.
Why do people take drugs? It's a simple enough question, but one that can have very complicated answers. What is true is that different people use drugs for different reasons – for some it may be curiosity or culture, for others it could be pleasure or pain-relief. By exploring the nature of drug use you will gain a clearer understanding of the issues and be better equipped to support those experiencing problems.

The Stuff On Solvents

The Stuff On Solvents This 16-page booklet, aimed at young people, covers solvent use and includes sections on: what it is brief history of use effects dangers the law top 10 safety tips what the young characters think of solvents where to find more information and get help if needed Part of the 'Stuff on..'…

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