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Substance Abuse and Drugs Awareness NCFE Level 3

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Substance Abuse and Drugs Awareness NCFE Level 3 Syllabus Section 1 What is a drug? Definitions of drugs Types of Drugs Depressants, stimulants and hallucinogens Levels of drug use ? experimental, recreational and dependent Section 2 The history of drug use Getting help Tackling drug use Helping someone with a drug problem Emergencies Is my child using drugs? Why do we use drugs? Section 3 Effects of drugs Pharmacology Quantity of the drug Consumption Short term long terms dangers Smoking, snorting, injecting and inhaling Overdose Impurities Damage Expectations Previous experiences Moods Physical health Mental health Body weight Tolerance to drugs Problematic drug use Hierarchy of harm Section 4 Models of care Drug treatment provision Harm reduction services Counselling Funding Section 5 Substance misuse and awareness Detoxification Structured day programmes Residential rehabilitation 12 STEPS Substitute drug therapies Qualification Level 3 Award in Substance Abuse and Drugs Awareness. What is NCFE NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach. NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland. Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE Award certificate of achievement.

Substance Abuse and Drugs Awareness NCFE Level 3 Syllabus Section 1 What is a drug? Definitions of drugs Types of Drugs Depressants, stimulants and hallucinogens Levels of drug use ? experimental, recreational and dependent Section 2 The history of drug use Getting help Tackling drug use Helping someone with a drug problem Emergencies Is my child using drugs? Why do we use drugs? Section 3...

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