People, Not Just Drugs

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

Additional Info

  • Length:
    1 Day
  • Trainer:
  • Location:

    Your own venue (group booking)

Contact

  • Write
    HIT
    9/24 Argyle Street
    Liverpool
    L1 5DL
  • Call  
    0151 702 0630
  • Email
    stuff@hit.org.uk

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