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Drug Awareness

About the course

This course will equip participants with core knowledge around commonly used drugs (including new psychoactive substances).

It will address core issues including the identification, classification and effects of drugs; how and why they are used; a brief overview of the law in relation to drugs; and, approaches to information, advice, treatment and support for drug users.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will be able to

  • give examples of a range of reasons why people use drugs
  • distinguish different classifications and types of substances
  • summarise the effects and risks of using commonly used drugs
  • describe the different ways that drugs are used
  • summarise the law as it relates to drugs
  • discuss key approaches to information, advice, support and treatment interventions.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for anyone who has an interest and wants to further their knowledge in drugs and drug use. The course is particularly helpful for people who come into contact with people who use drugs, including anyone who works or volunteers in a health or social care type setting.

Dates, duration and venue

Dates TBC
Duration One full day
Venue Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 3BL.

Please note that all course dates, times and locations will be confirmed closer to the date.

As a patient

As a service user, relative or carer using our services, sometimes you may need to turn to someone for help, advice, and support. 

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