Aim To enable workers support clients to reduce risks of overdose
Rationale Reducing drug related deaths is a major priority in national drugs strategy. This course will cover many of the myths about overdose. It will look at the separate risks posed by patterns of both stimulant and depressant drug use. A major focus will be the harm reduction methodologies needed to prevent unnecessary tragedy.
- Identify patterns of drug use that are high risk of overdose
- List symptoms of overdose from both stimulant and depressant drugs.
- Describe appropriate ways of responding to overdoseGive clients information about reducing the risk of overdose
- Know when to refer to emergency services and the possible consequences
- Work with a client who reports a recent overdose
Length 1day – 9:30 – 4:30 (or equivalent)
This course is designed and delivered in association with DrugScope
DrugScope is the UK's leading independent centre of expertise on drugs and the national membership organisation for the drug field. Our aim is to inform policy development and reduce drug-related harms - to individuals, families and communities. We provide quality drug information, promote effective responses to drug taking, undertake research, advise on policy-making, encourage informed debate - particularly in the media - and speak for our member organisations working on the ground.
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