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The fear of drugs and substance crazed youth committing crime to get high is common throughout society. But what are the facts? This course looks beneath the stereotypes at the facts of what is really known about drugs and who uses them in British society. No matter what the press says: The biggest drug killers in Britain are perfectly legal. ? One of Scotland's biggest legal exports is an illegal drug in large parts of the world. ? Giving someone else one of your prescribed pills may make you a dealer in the eyes of the law. ? Alcohol is one of the more expensive ways of getting intoxicated. ? Class A drug usage in Britain is no longer increasing amongst people aged 16-59. ? 3 million people smoked cannabis in 20023. This course seeks to enable workers to explore their own attitudes and to look at how they can provide an appropriate service to individuals they may meet. It will provide key knowledge and skills required to identify how to respond to a client with a drugs problem Time: 9:30 ? 4:30 (or equivalent)

The fear of drugs and substance crazed youth committing crime to get high is common throughout society. But what are the facts? This course looks beneath the stereotypes at the facts of what is really known about drugs and who uses them in British society. No matter what the press says: The biggest drug killers in Britain are perfectly legal. ? One of Scotland's biggest legal exports is an...

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