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People, Not Just Drugs

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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.

Learning objectives:

  • 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
  • To consider the implications for working practice
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If you wish to book this training for a group please use the Training Enquiry Form. We occasionally run open courses for people wishing to book individual places. If you'd like us to email you if this course is scheduled to run, let us know and we'll be in touch.

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