New Psychoactive Substances

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Join us for this one day training course exploring the emerging popularity of New Psychoactive Substances (formerly referred to as so-called “Legal Highs”). This course will be delivered by a specialist organisation, who we are glad to have recruited as respected experts in the field of narcotics awareness training.

This course will give you the practical skills needed to help clients improve self awareness, build motivation and self-esteem, break free from unhelpful behavioural patterns, and take responsibility for their actions and choices.

A mixture of training methods is used on this course. You will explore typical problems faced by professionals that work with vulnerable people, such as the tendency to attribute “blame” on to others and resistance to pro-activity. The blend of approaches is designed to ensure that you will gain insights that are of immediate, practical use in your everyday working life.

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Who is this course for?

This course is suitable both frontline staff and managers.

This course will:

  • Deliver understanding and breakdown of terminology

  • Explore a brief history of NPS

  • Make you aware of the 7 key drug families and how all current and future issues will fit into this model

  • Case studies - Homeless and prison populations: Why these groups?

  • Demonstrate how to develop effective tools in how to screen users and offer effective psychosocial interventions based on effective evidence

  • Help you plan for the future: how do we ‘future-proof ourselves?’