"Addressing alcohol and drug related issues: reducing harm and supporting positive change"
Substance Misuse Awareness WFD06-SMA02

Course Description

Substance Misuse Awareness WFD06-SMA02

Code: WFD06-SMA02

Date: 14th& 15th October 2019

Time: 6.00pm - 9.00pm

Duration: 2 evening sessions

Location: Fermanagh House Broadmeadow Pl, Enniskillen BT74 7HR Map

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


After completing this course participants will be;

1.    More aware of the prevalence of drug use in Northern Ireland

2.    Able to define what a drug is and the categories of drugs

3.    Able to name drugs most commonly used, their effects and methods of use

4.    Able to identify the legal classes of drugs and penalties

5.    More aware of the different levels of harm for the user / their family, associated with different patterns of drug /alcohol use

6.    Aware of the links between drug/alcohol use and other issues, e.g. mental health; homelessness; child protection; community safety; sexual health

7.    Have considered their own attitudes and values to drug use and drug users 

8.    Aware of local drug and alcohol services and how to refer to them.

Relevance: This course is relevant to those with no or limited knowledge about alcohol or drugs

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