A one or two day stimulants training course focusing on specific interventions, health, psychiatric issues, appropriate treatment and effective ways of working with this client group. The course covers;
- History of stimulants.
- Current world and UK situation.
- Current policy / research documents.
- Different types of stimulants.
- How stimulants work.
- Health and Psychiatric implications.
Aims and objectives
- Increase knowledge and awareness of the issues relating to stimulant use.
- Increase knowledge of how stimulants are used and the effects upon individual’s physiology and neurology.
- Understand the possible affects on health.
- Understand how specific interventions at relevant stages can increase engagement.
- Increase confidence in working with this client group.
- Increase competence in working with this client group.
Drug and alcohol national occupational standards
- AA1 Recognise indications of substance misuse and refer individuals to specialists.
- HSC233 Relate to, and interact with, individuals.
- HSC3111 Promote the equality, diversity, rights and responsibilities of individuals.
- AB2 Support individuals who are substance users.
- HSC33 Develop your own knowledge and practice.
- AD1 Raise awareness about substances, their use and effects.
- AB5 Assess and act upon immediate risk of danger to substance users.
- AG1 Develop, implement and review care plans for individuals.
- AG2 Contribute to care planning and review.
- HSC347 Help individuals to access employment.
- AK3 Enable individuals to access housing and accommodation.