This course will introduce the main issues associated with drug and alcohol use among homeless people. You will explore the reasons for drug and alcohol use and learn how to recognise the resulting effects. You will develop your professional practice and learn skills to help you support clients who misuse drugs and alcohol.
New Psychoactive Substances (NPS)
This course is aimed at professionals who work with vulnerable people who use or are at risk of using 'Spice' chaotically. The course will enable staff to be aware of this trend through an existing knowledge transfer and awareness of how trends like 'Spice' take hold. The course will also explore the risks, dangers and consequences of using 'Spice' and will provide staff with practical tools to screen and support service users.
Who is this course for?
- Frontline staff with a basic understanding of substance misuse issues
- Frontline staff who are seeing a rise in new drug trends such as 'Spice' within their service user communities
- Frontline staff who want to learn practical ways to handle 'Spice' issues in their services and communities
What will you learn?
On completion of this course you will:
- Know the history of how 'Spice' has become the predominant new psychoactive substance issue in our society
- Be able to understand the drug families and where 'Spice' fits in
- Have an in-depth understanding of what 'Spice' is, how it is used, user expectations and the risks, dangers and consequences of use
- Have effective skills to screen, support and deliver psycho-social interventions around 'Spice' issues
- Have awareness of the continuing changing substance misuse fields and how to be aware of emerging drug trends such as 'Spice' and how to respond to this using a multi-agency approach
Delegates will be provided with a handbook of resources and materials
Costs (in-house training)
This course can be booked in-house for a team of up to 16
Associate members: £920
Non members: £1,150
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