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 Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drugs

Aims Of The Course

Aim of the Course: This informational/interactive session will enhance learners’ knowledge around the use and misuse of prescribed and over-the-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

Course Eligibility / Relevance

This course is available free to anyone working in the statutory or voluntary sector in Northern Ireland. Suitable for people that have a basic awareness of effects of substances and want to get a more in depth understanding of prescription and over the counter medicines misuse

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

 

Included in This Course

  • Course Materials (Digital Download)
  • Certificate on Completion
30th July 2024@10am

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

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

6th June 2024@10am

Understanding the Misuse of Prescription & Over the Counter Drugs 6 June 2024 – 10.00-13.00

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

2nd May 2024@10am

Understanding the Misuse of Prescription & Over the Counter Drugs 02/05/2024

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

22nd April 2024@10am

Understanding the Misuse of Prescription & Over the Counter Drugs 22/04/2024

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

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