The Scottish Drugs Forum are holding a one-day training course on Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) on Wednesday 30th November 2016 at Signpost Recovery, Cooperage Way, Alloa, FK10 3LP. Another course will be held on Monday 27th February 2017 at the Camelon Community Centre, 20 Abercrombie Street, Camelon FK1 4HA. Both courses will run 9:30am – 4:30pm.
The courses aim to provide participants with up-to-date information about the latest trends in NPS. As such, they will cover the different drug categories and how they relate to various NPS, the key effects and side-effects of the most prevalent substances in use, and how to effectively engage with people who use NPS.
They will also provide an opportunity to discuss the impact of NPS in participants’ own area of work, and the issues NPS can cause.
By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
- identify the impact of new psychoactive substances in their workplace
- name the seven categories of drugs which apply to nps and describe their key effects
- recall current and emerging trends in nps use
- give an overview of key substances in use
- identify treatment options
- recall effective techniques and strategies to work with users, including harm reduction
To book your place at either date, please contact Heather Jolly or Anita Dufton by email: FV-UHB.FVADP@nhs.net
Alternatively, for further information, contact the Scottish Drugs Forum Administrative Team by phone: 0141 221 1175, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org