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.
Concepts such as 'addiction', 'dependence', 'binge use', 'risk', 'harm', 'problem drug use', 'dual diagnosis', 'peer pressure', 'self-esteem', 'drug career', 'self-medication', 'dislocation' and 'recovery' will be explored and the course will help participants to gain a better understanding of drug use that will enhance their work practice.
To introduce and clarify key concepts for understanding drug use at an individual, community and societal level
To explore the meaning of these concepts and the various ways they are used
This 16-page booklet, aimed at young people, covers heroin 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 heroin where to find more information and get help if needed Part of the 'Stuff on..' series,…