"Addressing alcohol and drug related issues: reducing harm and supporting positive change"
16 - Understanding Medicines Misuse

Course Description

16 - Understanding Medicines Misuse

Code: WFD03-POM-16

Date: 28th June 2017

Time: 10:00-13:00

Duration: Half Day AM session

Location: North City Business Centre, 2 Duncairn Gardens Belfast BT15 2GG Map

Eligibility Criteria: This course is available free to anyone working in the statutory or voluntary sector in Northern Ireland

Cost: FREE


After completing this course participants will be ;

  1. More aware of the prevalence of medicines use in Northern Ireland
  2. Aware of the medicines most commonly used, their effects and methods of use
  3. Aware how medicines are misused
  4. Understand legal issues
  5. More aware of levels of harm for the user associated with medicines misuse
  6. Understand how medicine misuse can lead to addiction
  7. Aware of local drug and alcohol services and how to refer to them

Relevance: This course is relevant to people that have a basic awareness of effects of substances and want to get a more in depth understanding of prescription and over the counter medicines misuse

Progression Routes:
Foundation Module on Substance Misuse (Adults and Family Members)
Foundation Module on Substance Misuse (Children, Young People and Families)

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