"Addressing alcohol and drug related issues: reducing harm and supporting positive change"
Understanding Illicit Drugs-029

Course Description

Understanding Illicit Drugs-029

Code: WFD05 HDI29

Date: 13th May 2019

Time: 6.00pm-9.00pm

Duration: Half Day - PM session

Location: UNISON- Galway House, 165 York St, Belfast BT15 1GD 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 ;

  1. Be aware of the types of illicit drugs
  2. Be aware of the prevalence of drug use in Northern Ireland
  3. Understand the effects of drug misuse on users and families
  4. Be aware of the legal issues regarding drug use 
  5. Understand evidence and guidance regarding addressing drug use
  6. Understand the links between drugs and other health and social issues
  7. Be 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 Illicit Drugs

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