Duration: 1 Day

Times: 9.30 am - 4.15 pm

DANOS Units: AA1, AB2, AB5, AD1, HSC335, HSC395

Course Overview

This one day course draws upon the most up to date research to explore the rapidly changing drugs trends in the UK. In particular the training will examine the increased use of new psychoactive substances (aka "legal highs") such as Ethylphenidate, AMT and synthetic cannabinoids such as 'Spice'. The course will examine the increasingly important role that the internet is playing in relation to the supply of drugs and the provision of harm reduction information via the drug forums.

The course is suitable for all staff who require up to date information on new drugs trends and how to advise clients who may be accessing these 'new generation' substances.

Learning Objectives

Course materials

Each participant will receive a course information booklet, drugs education resources, a DANOS linked Certificate of Attendance and free subscription to the 'Drugs Now' e-zine.

Course duration

The length of the course is usually 9.30 am to 4.15 pm but for those booking the course for in-house staff training the timings can be adapted to suit your particular needs and requirements.

The 'Drugs Now' course helps delegates develop their knowledge, skills and competence in the following DANOS units: AA1, AB2, AB5, AD1, HSC335, HSC395

Programme Outline

9.30am - 4.15pm


Drugs Now – understanding the new trends

Drugs Online – sharing experiences, buying and selling

After MMCAT – the explosion of 'new generation' drugs



'Legal Highs' - understanding the issues, knowing the risks

'Legal Weed': Synthetic Cannabinoids

Harm reduction and educational issues

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