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Older people and drug use

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Older people, drug and alcohol use. One day training workshop

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This one-day online training session is an opportunity for participants to develop their understanding of the issues related to older people and substance use.

Recent years have seen increasing drinking and alcohol related harms among older people.

Substance misuse services are working with an ageing population of long-term heroin users.

Research suggests that older drugs users, have multiple additional risk factors resulting from their deteriorating physical and mental health, difficulty in navigating complex health and social care systems and experience of stigma.

• Learn about the physical, psychological, and social effects of drug & alcohol use in older people.

• Know the current guidance around safer alcohol use for older people.

• Learn the challenges of working with & raising the issue of substance use with older people.

• Discuss how to adapt interventions when working with older people.

• Know how to use the recommended screening tools with older people.

• Demonstrate how to raise the issue of substance use and offering brief advice to support safer substance use amongst older people.

• Consider the impact of stigma and marginalisation in this population.


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