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Drugs and Alcohol: Awareness and Interventions

  • 1 – 2 days
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Courses can be tailor-made from the following elements:

  • Separating facts from myths about substances and substance users
  • Identifying signs and symptoms of drug and alcohol use
  • What drugs look like and how they are used
  • Drug groupings – depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, opiates, etc.
  • Comparing different approaches and models of treatment
  • Harm reduction strategies for those continuing to use
  • Complex reactions if people use illicit substances with prescription medicines
  • Promoting positive change through tools such as the Cycle of Change model, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • The range of specialist services available, matching clients with these most effectively
  • Strategies for relapse prevention and management
  • How drugs and alcohol may affects mental health conditions
  • Legal issues for staff in working with drug users
  • Preserving health and safety, including, for example, avoiding needlestick injuries, and dealing with client overdose
  • Sources of information, and how to keep up-to-date
  • All our our Substance Use courses are mapped to the relevant DANOS Units.
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