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Reducing Drug Related Deaths

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St Vincent's Support Centre

Curtis Building

4 Berking Avenue

Leeds

LS9 9LF

United Kingdom

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Reducing Drug Related Deaths

One-Day Training Course

With Drug Related Deaths (DRD’s) in the UK at higher levels than ever before. The reduction of these drug related deaths is now a key target for drug treatment services. This course will equip practitioners with the skills and knowledge to recognise overdose risks, develop harm reduction strategies and interventions and offer practical advice as to how to discuss these risks with people using drugs.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understanding and defining what constitutes a Drug Related Death (DRD) and consider immediate, medium & long term DRD’s

  • Understand how commonly used substances can cause death, including stimulants, opiates, depressant & cannabinoids

  • Identify high risk groups and consider how to assess this risk

  • Understand the role & importance of supervised consumption for people prescribed methadone

  • Develop an understanding of the key strategic aims and documents related to DRD

  • Develop harm reduction messages and interventions for people using drugs and their immediate network

  • Reflect on practitioners role in addressing DRD’s

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St Vincent's Support Centre

Curtis Building

4 Berking Avenue

Leeds

LS9 9LF

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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