A substance can be anything that is ingested to produce a high, alter one’s senses, or otherwise affect mood, perception or consciousness.
The 4hr option is suitable for workers in the Community Services Industry who work with people who abuse substances. Substance abuse may not be the primary reason for initial contact with your service. Learn how to identify the 2 categories of drugs and how to engage clients in harm minimising techniques.
The 1 and 2 day options are interactive, and cover in more detail how to respond, which includes the communication module.
*Categories of drugs and their effects
*Reducing the harm caused by substance misuse
*Harm minimisation activities
*Talking to clients about their substance misuse