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Reducing Drug Related Deaths

About this course: Reducing drug deaths is a key strategic objective and all DATs are working to achieve this laudable aim. This course looks at how workers and organisations can assess local trends, establish strategies to reduce deaths, and work with users and other services to achieve this reduction.

Duration: One-day

Appropriate for: Drugs Workers, hospital staff and paramedics, police, service managers and peer-educators; previous drugs training will be required

Objectives: By the end of the course, participants will;

DANOS Modules:

AA1 Recognise indications of substance misuse and refer individuals to specialists

AB2 Support individuals who are substance users

AB5 Assess and act upon immediate risk of danger to substance use

AB10 Relate to families parents and carers

AD1 Raise awareness about substances, their use and effects

AH12 Enable individuals to take their medication as prescribed

Format: Taught section, work in pairs and groups, whole group discussion, video

Handouts: Complete set of slides and reference materials

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