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


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


Understanding Illicit Drugs 20/07/2023

  • Duration 3h
  • Total Enrolled 11
  • Last Update June 7, 2023


Provides a closer look at illicit drugs, their effects on users, their impact on health and other issues, appropriate responses and the supports available.


What Will I Learn?

  • Be aware of the types of illicit drugs
  • Be aware of the prevalence of drug use in Northern Ireland
  • Understand the effects of drug misuse on users and families
  • Be aware of the legal issues regarding drug use
  • Understand evidence and guidance regarding addressing drug use
  • Understand the links between drugs and other health and social issues
  • Be aware of local drug and alcohol services and how to refer to them

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Material Includes

  • Course slides and additional materials
  • Certificate of completion


  • This is a virtual course delivered over zoom and the link is provided in the ‘description’ section.
  • You will be sent a reminder with joining instructions prior to the course.
  • Once you have attended the course you will need to return to this page and select 'complete course' to fill in a short course evaluation form, which will release your certificate of completion.
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