Novel Psychoactive Substance (Legal Highs) Training
This course will increase a participant’s knowledge of the dangers from the abuse of new designer compounds and other novel drugs of abuse. Specific emerging substances of abuse that will be covered are Bath Salts, Synthetic cannabinoids (K2), Salvia as well as other designer compounds and naturally occurring substances.
Case examples will be presented to help illustrate clinical consideration regarding these substances. This one day course draws upon the most up to date research to explore the rapidly changing drugs trends in the UK. In particular we will examine the increased use of new psychoactive drugs such as Mephedrone (MM-Cat) and NRG-1 and “legal highs” such as Salvia, MXE, and Mexxy.
The course is suitable for all staff who require up to date information on drugs issues and how to work with clients who may be using
Completing this course will help you:
To explore trends and usage around synthetic drug use.
To examine the issues around ‘legal highs’.
Understand how psychoactive substances work
To gain knowledge around the problems associated with poly-drug use.
To explore the impact the internet plays in drugs culture.
To understand effects, risks and harm reduction responses.
To understand relevant advice, information & resources.
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