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Drug Awareness

Course overview:

To increase knowledge and understanding of drug use

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

• Identify why people use substances

• Name the 7 drug categories and their key effects/side effects

• Give an overview of the most commonly used substances

• Recall current drug trends and patterns of use

• Recall the signs of problematic drug use

• Identify effective strategies and treatment options to support drug users including harm reduction

Course provider:

Scottish Drugs Forum

Who should attend:

Health, Social Care & Voluntary Organisation staff who work in the community in non addictions settings  

Pre requisites:

There are no prerequisites for this course.


1 day

KSF Links:

. Core 1 - Communication

. Specific – Health and Well-being

Tutor Led Course

For staff employed by NHSGGC, places can be booked via - CHRISTINE CARLETON, [email protected]

For Voluntary Organisations and Other Council Staff, places can be booked via- JENNIFER KIRK,

[email protected]

All sessions will run from 9.30am – 4.30pm. (Please note this is a full day course and delegates must be free to attend the entire session.)