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Level 3: Specialist Practitioner Skills (Stimulants)

 open_awards_logoThe aim of the course is to increase participant’s knowledge and skills around stimulants, including: understanding current legislation (the law) in relation to stimulant drugs; understanding national drug strategy and how this relates to the delivery of stimulant services; understanding a range of stimulant substances, their effects, risks and modes of administration; approaches to intervention and treatment for stimulant users; key features and characteristics of working with stimulant users; understanding the role of complimentary therapies and peer support in overcoming problems with stimulant use.

"How we can implement what we can do, what we can do and how to implement it in practice."

Learning outcomes

  • Understand a range of stimulant and new psychoactive substances, their effects, risks and modes of administration.
  • Understand the key features and characteristics of working with stimulant and new psychoactive substance users.
  • Understand the policy, practice and legislative framework of working with stimulant and new psychoactive substance users.
  • Understand the role of complimentary therapies and peer support in overcoming problems with stimulant and new psychoactive substance users.

Who is this course for?

This course would be suitable for anybody who wants to develop a good understanding of stimulants and new psychoactive substances including approaches to intervention. It is particularly suitable for volunteers and paid staff working in substance misuse or for people in allied professions working with people who are using stimulants or new psychoactive substances.

Eligibity Criteria

Participants will be expected to submit a good standard of written work and have good IT skills (word processing, power-point and searching the internet).

Date, Duration and Venue

Date TBC
Duration 3 full day sessions (30 guided learning hours)
Venue Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Please Note: Training can be delivered at a venue of your choice subject to numbers.