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Substance Abuse and Drugs Awareness Course Outline Section 1 o What is a drug? o Definitions of drugs o Types of Drugs o Depressants, stimulants and hallucinogens o Levels of drug use ? experimental, recreational and dependent Section 2 o The history of drug use o Getting help o Tackling drug use o Helping someone with a drug problem o Emergencies o Is my child using drugs? o Why do we use drugs? Section 3 o Effects of drugs o Pharmacology o Quantity of the drug o Consumption o Short term long terms dangers o Smoking, snorting, injecting and inhaling o Overdose o Impurities o Damage o Expectations o Previous experiences o Moods o Physical health o Mental health o Body weight o Tolerance to drugs o Problematic drug use o Hierarchy of harm Section 4 o Models of care o Drug treatment provision o Harm reduction services o Counselling o Funding Section 5 o Substance misuse and awareness o Detoxification o Structured day programmes o Residential rehabilitation o 12 STEPS o Substitute drug therapies

Substance Abuse and Drugs Awareness Course Outline Section 1 o What is a drug? o Definitions of drugs o Types of Drugs o Depressants, stimulants and hallucinogens o Levels of drug use ? experimental, recreational and dependent Section 2 o The history of drug use o Getting help o Tackling drug use o Helping someone with a drug problem o Emergencies o Is my child using drugs? o Why do we use drugs?...

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