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.
This two-day course is for workers whose roles may touch on drug misuse but who provide non-specialist interventions. The course takes an in-depth look at: the causes of drug problems; the challenges of working with problem drug users (using documentary video); the preparation and injection of heroin; smoking crack; what interventions are available; and provides an overview of treatment modalities delivered at Tiers 3 and 4.
To understand the effects, risks and consequences of drug use
To gain insight into the rise of Novel Psychoactive Substances
To gain an overview of psychosocial interventions and treatment modalities for problem drug users
To enhance skills in identifying drug problems and reducing harm
This Educator Handbook explains how the 'Stuff On'booklet series can be used effectively with groups of young people. The series includes booklets on: Alcohol Heroin Amphetamine Magic Mushrooms Cocaine Ecstasy Poppers Cannabis Solvents Tobacco Part of the 'Stuff on..' series, find out more about this series and supporting resources. …