UNISON Northern Ireland

Addiction - Understanding Illicit Drugs

Event Date: 
13 May 2019 - 18:00 to 21:00

UNISON Belfast (open to all)

This course will provide a more in-depth understanding of illicit drugs including prevalence, types of drugs used and their effects as well as an awareness of the legal framework and treatment pathways.  It will provide participants with information on relevant policy and practice guidance, harm reduction approaches and how to signpost clients to supports.  It is relevant to anyone who works/volunteers with those with addiction issues, with young people and also may be of interest to parents.  It will be delivered by Ascert.

Further sessions of this workshop will be run on 


Wed 22 May UNISON Derry;

Mon 9 Sept in Broughshane;

Tues 15 Oct in Dungannon


This course is eligible for backfill funding for attendees who work in domiciliary/home care, day care or supported living in the private and community/voluntary sector under the Training for the Domiciliary Care Workforce Project administered by NISCC.  You must get approval from your employer in advance.

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