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“Staying Alive: Preventing Drug-Related Deaths” Training

August 20, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

The Forth Valley Alcohol and Drug Partnership (FVADP) and Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF) are holding free “Staying Alive: Preventing Drug-related Deaths” training on:

  • Tuesday 20th August, 9:30am – 4:30pm at Forth Valley College’s Raploch Campus, Drip Road, Stirling, FK1 1RD
  • Thursday 5th September, 9:30am – 4:30pm at the Forth Valley Sensory Centre, Redbrae Road, Camelon, FK1 4DD

This course is designed for staff and managers of frontline services who support people who use substances.

The course aims to enable workers to recognise risk factors, high risk times and support people to reduce risk of drug related death, and will discuss how services and individuals can better prevent drug related deaths.

It will explore the reasons why drug related deaths occur, highlight recent research on protective factors including engaging in treatment and discuss how workers can support people to access and stay in treatment.

By the end of the session participants should be able to:

  • identify the physical, mental and social issues experienced by people who use drugs
  • describe the impact of multiple exclusions on service engagement
  • recall the risk factors and protective factors for preventing drug related deaths
  • identify the barriers for people who use drugs to accessing and being retained in
  • services
  • identify the reasons why service users engage in high risk behaviours and explore
  • strategies to address
  • recall strategies to engage and retain people in treatment
  • recognise when to refer on to or collaborate with partner agencies
  • identify techniques to promote staff resilience

Places are limited and booking is essential.

To book your place, or for further information, please click on the relevant link:

Alternatively, for further information on these or any other SDF courses, please contact the Administration Team by phone: 0141 221 1175, or email: enquiries@sdf.org.uk

SDF offer a range of training courses core funded by the Forth Valley Alcohol and Drug Partnership; to view available courses, visit the SDF website.

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August 20, 2019
9:30 am - 4:30 pm


Forth Valley Drug and Alcohol Partnership
Scottish Drugs Forum


Forth Valley College (Raploch Campus)
Drip Road
Stirling, FK8 1RD United Kingdom
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