SDF Workforce Development Programme

SDF Workforce Development Programme

Event Details 

Course Title:
All You Need To Know About New Psychoactive Substances 
(Thu 15 Nov 2018)     
Start/End Times:
09:30 until 16:30
Signpost Recovery - Alloa



The course aims to provide participants with up-to-date information about the latest trends in New Psychoactive Substances (NPS)


The course will cover the different drug categories and how they relate to various NPS, the key effects and side-effects of the most prevalent substances in use, and how to effectively engage with people who use NPS.  It will also provide an opportunity to discuss the impact of NPS in your own area of work and the issues NPS can cause.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:


  • Identify the impact of new psychoactive substances in their workplace
  • Name the seven categories of drugs which apply to NPS and describe their key effects
  • Recall current and emerging trends in NPS use
  • Give an overview of key substances in use
  • Identify treatment options
  • Recall effective techniques and strategies to work with users, including harm reduction

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