Drug use can have a big impact on people’s sexual experiences – for better or for worse – yet this is something that many people find difficult to talk about. This course will examine the relationship between the use of different drugs and sex, and explore effective and sensitive ways of talking to drug using clients about sex and keeping themselves safe.
This is a practical course for anyone who is leading drug training courses for professionals, young people, parents or community groups and will appeal to both the novice and experienced trainer.
More young people, especially but not only young men, are regularly viewing (hard core) pornography, particularly on the internet and via mobile phones. This is potentially having a negative impact on their sexual identity, expectations, attitudes and behaviours.
Use of participatory methods can enhance our work with individual clients and with groups and lead to greater involvement, commitment and motivation to change.
This 'drugs awareness course with a difference' focuses on the people who use drugs and not just the substances themselves. It will consider why people use drugs in the ways they do, the consequences of drug use, the role of set and setting and ways of supporting people who experience drug problems.
Addiction and Recovery are terms that dominate current discourse in the drugs field and have now entered the public consciousness through blanket media coverage. Despite this they are rarely clearly defined and often used in unquestioning, confusing and sometimes contradictory ways.
Over two days, this course considers the benefits and risks of cannabis use – including mental health issues – and practical ways of engaging young users and motivating them to make positive changes in their lives.
Running groups is a growing and cost efficient way of working with drug users.
 
This course will explore practical strategies for running effective groups with clients and also be relevant to those who run groups for professionals and community organisations.
Too often, drug education has been based on well-meaning but naive beliefs, rather than reality and evidence. Julian Cohen, author of many best-selling drug education resources, will help you to distinguish fact from fiction.
Many young drug users find it difficult to engage with workers whose role it is to support them. What concerns might young people have about communicating openly with workers? How can workers develop trust and rapport so that young people feel they can engage and get the help they may need?

Know - Alcohol

Know - Alcohol This 8-page leaflet is easy to read and bang up to date. It will help keep actual and potential users as safe as possible when using alcohol and is also informative for professionals and the public at large. It includes sections on what alcohol is the laws regarding alcohol effects…

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