San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Find out the real information on ‘legal highs’ and new drug trends with this credible and informative course. We discuss the most commonly used new psychoactive substances (NPS or ‘legal-highs’), information on effects and ways to support those who may take them, including harm reduction.
by the end of the training participants will be able to:
-Identify the impact of new drugs and recall trends in drug use
-Name the typical effects and side effects of the key substances in use
-Recall the issues surrounding availability and legality
-Identify techniques to work with users, including harm reduction and motivational interviewing
AND - learn about the most current online method to aid education and recovery!
Who should attend:
This course is open to everyone but it may be particularly suited to those who work with people who are taking drugs as well as people who work with vulnerable groups, such as those who work in housing, young people's services, education, prison, emergency services, healthcare and social work.
6.5 CPD hours
Vicki Craik, NPS and Training Coordinator, Crew
Laura MacEwan, Crew Online Support Coordinator, Crew
When & Where
Crew specialises education for the reduction in harm caused by substance use. Our information, advice and support are informed by our engagement with people who use substances and affiliations with a range of professionals through care, toxicology & drugs law. This ensures it is up-to-date and credible, both to people using drugs as well as those working with them. It also ensures successful engagement and proven results in the community.
Crew neither condemns nor condones drug use. The organisation advocates informed decision-making based on up-to-date information and evidence.
Award winning Crew informs local and national government, shares information with hundreds of agencies, collaborates with project work internationally, and can be seen at work in national media.