COMING UP ON ECSTASY

UNDERSTANDING MDMA, IT'S RISKS AND HOW TO KEEP USERS SAFE


Duration: 1 Day

Times: 9.30 am - 4.00 pm

DANOS Units: AA1, AB2, HSC335, HSC395, HSC33


Course Overview

This one day course provides a comprehensive overview of current issues relating to the use of MDMA/’Ecstasy’ in the UK. Using the latest medical and social research the course examines the changing patterns of MDMA use, physical and mental health issues, as well as informing delegates on recommended options for harm reduction for clients who are using the drug.

The course is suitable for all staff who require up to date information and advice on current issues relating to MDMA use and how to work with clients who may be using the substance.

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 – 4.00 p.m. but for those booking the course for in-house staff training the timings can be adapted to suit your particular needs or requirements.

The course helps delegates develop their knowledge, skills and competence in the following DANOS units: AA1, AB2, HSC335, HSC395, HSC33


Programme Outline


9.30am - 4.15pm

AM

Understanding MDMA: production, supply and popularity

How does MDMA work on the brain and central nervous system?

Why are women more at risk?

MDMA and mental health: latest research

LUNCH


PM

Role of the ‘Dark Web’ and social media in supply

Risks of mixing MDMA with other substances

The pro’s and con’s of testing MDMA

Key harm reduction advice

Drugs Now