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UNDERSTANDING COCAINE: EFFECTS, RISKS, ADDICTION 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 cocaine in the UK. Using the latest medical and social research the course examines the changing patterns of cocaine 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 cocaine and ‘crack’ use and how to work with clients who may be using the substances.

Learning Objectives

Course materials

Each participant will receive a course information booklet, 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 – 3.30p.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 - 4.30pm

AM

Understanding cocaine: production, supply and popularity

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

Effects on physical and mental health: latest research

LUNCH


PM

Assessing cocaine addiction

Mixing cocaine with alcohol

Understanding ‘crack’ cocaine

Key harm reduction advice around cocaine use
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