Drug and Alcohol Awareness

Livewell Southwest Academy
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

Drug and alcohol use is very common in society, and features in a lot of presentations in health settings. Understanding drug and alcohol effects, risks, and the contributory factors to developing dependence is very useful in decision making that helps people improve their health.

Objectives/Aims of Course

By the end of the course, participants will have an increased awareness of:

  • the physical and psychological effects of drugs and alcohol
  • the treatment options available to drug and alcohol users
  • UK drug and alcohol laws
  • the appropriate support agencies available for drug and alcohol users

Course Programme

  • Drugs and their effects
  • Harms and Risks
  • Overdose Awareness
  • Definitions of Dependence
  • Harm reduction
  • Blood Borne Viruses
  • Why People Use
  • Drug Laws
  • Overview of Treatment and Local Services
  • Prescribing in Drug and Alcohol Treatment

Course Deliverables

A certificate of attendance will be issued to delegates on completion of the course

Who Should Attend (including pre-requisites)

Anyone who has patient contact would benefit from this course, however non clinical staff can also benefit from an understanding of the issues involved in patient presentations

Dates available on arrangement

Livewell Southwest Academy can also create this course for you on arrangement either at your workplace or at one of their locations.

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