Addressing alcohol and drug-related issues: Reducing harm and supporting positive change.


Addressing alcohol and drug-related issues: Reducing harm and supporting positive change.


Substance Misuse Awareness 03/10/2023

  • Duration 3h
  • Total Enrolled 15
  • Last Update September 15, 2023


Information based sessions aimed at those with no or little knowledge about drugs and alcohol.


What Will I Learn?

  • After completing this course participants will be;
  • More aware of the prevalence of drug use in Northern Ireland
  • Able to define what a drug is and the categories of drugs
  •  Able to name drugs most commonly used, their effects and methods of use
  • Able to identify the legal classes of drugs and penalties
  • More aware of the different levels of harm for the user / their family, associated with different patterns of drug /alcohol use
  • Aware of the links between drug/alcohol use and other issues, e.g. mental health; homelessness; child protection; community safety; sexual health
  • Have considered their own attitudes and values to drug use and drug users
  • Aware of local drug and alcohol services and how to refer to them.

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The course content was good; but I'd have liked a little more in- depth information on the various substances, perhaps pictures and an idea of what the indicators are in a person or young person who is using. The handouts are very useful and thank you very much for the course.



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