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Understanding Misuse of Prescription and OTC Drugs-033

Course Description

Understanding Misuse of Prescription and OTC Drugs-033

Code: WFD05 RES33

Date: 03rd June 2019

Time: 13:30-16:30

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

Outcomes:

This module is aimed at those that already have a basic drugs knowledge who want to have a better understanding of how prescription and OTC medicines are misused. This is an information based course and is open to any individual working in the statutory or voluntary sector.

After completing this course participants will be ;

  1. Aware how prescription and OTC medicines are misused
  2. Aware of the medicines most commonly used, their effects and methods of use
  3. Aware of the prevalence of prescription and OTC medicine misuse in Northern Ireland
  4. Aware how prescription and OTC medicine misuse can lead to addiction
  5. Aware of risk of harm for the user associated with misuse
  6. Aware of key harm reduction advice
  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

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