This one day programme has been designed in response to growing concerns both locally and nationally about the use of drugs and alcohol by adults.
The aim of this programme is to raise the awareness of all professionals and carers of the risk of adult substance use and misuse and to enable participants to effectively engage with service users and to provide confident, competent, relevant, practical and effective interventions in order to encourage and empower adult drug and alcohol users to reduce the risks and harm caused by their substance misuse.
Who should attend:
This workshop is aimed at the employed and voluntary staff within statutory, non-statutory and voluntary organisations who currently work with adult drug and alcohol users (over the age of 18).
No knowledge or experience of drug and or alcohol related issues are necessary prior to attending this workshop.
- Increased their basic drug and alcohol knowledge, including improved knowledge of the effects and risks of using substances.
- Greater confidence in working with the issues with substance misuse.
- Understand the reason why people misuse substances and recognition of the multi-disciplinary nature of the work surrounding substance misuse.
- Wider knowledge of drug and alcohol related harm.
- An opportunity for participants to consider their attitudes to substance misusers,
- Increased knowledge of the range of services and interventions needed to support adult substance misusers.
- Greater understanding of local resources and access to relevant services.
- Clearer understanding of issues of safeguarding children and protecting vulnerable adults.
- The ability to identify additional training needs for individual participants and organisations.