Addressing alcohol and drug-related issues: Reducing harm and supporting positive change.

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Addressing alcohol and drug-related issues: Reducing harm and supporting positive change.

Understanding the Misuse of Prescription and Over the Counter Drugs 30 July 2024 – 10.00-13.00

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Date & Duration:

30th July 2024 @ 10am

This 3-hour interactive course will be delivered VIA ZOOM to a small group of up to 15 learners.

 

Aim of the Course: This informational/interactive session will enhance learners’ knowledge around the use and misuse of prescribed and overthe-counter medications, the risks and harms associated with the misuse of these drugs, and strategies for supporting clients affected by this issue.

 

Course Learning Outcomes: 

  • Understand the prevalence of prescription (Rx) and over-thecounter (OTC) medicine misuse in Northern Ireland 
  • Identify medicines most commonly misused, how they’re misused, their indications of use, and their effects 
  • Understand how Rx and OTC medicine misuse can lead to dependence 
  • Understand risks and harms for the user associated with the misuse 
  • Identify key harm reduction strategies 
  • Identify local substance misuse services

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