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North Inch Community Campus

ICT Room 16

Gowans Terrace

Perth, Scotland PH1 5BF

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There were 876 drug related deaths in Scotland in 2016. This course will discuss how services and individuals can better prevent drug related deaths.

It will explore the reasons why drug related deaths occur, highlight recent research on protective factors including engaging in treatment and discuss how workers can support people to access and stay in treatment.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identifies physical, mental and social issues experienced by people who use drugs

  • Recall the risk factors and protective factors for preventing drug related deaths

  • Identify barriers to accessing and being retained in services

  • The reasons why services users engage in high risk behaviours and explore strategies to address these

  • Recall strategies to engage and retain people in treatment

  • Recognise when to refer on/collaborate with partner agencies

  • Identify techniques to promote staff resilience

WE ANTICIPATE THIS TRAINING COURSE TO BE VERY POPULAR. THEREFORE A MAXIMUM OF TWO PEOPLE PER TEAM ONLY, TO BOOK ON THIS COURSE.

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH AND REFRESHMENTS FOR THE DAY

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