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Drug Use, Problematic Use and Dependency. How to Support People with Different Problems

This training has been designed to assist participants to develop a broader understanding of alcohol and drug use and its associated problems. Looking at the recent history of drug use and common understandings of what it is and how to deal with the issue, participants are encouraged to view the issue as another human behaviour which for some people becomes problematic. The training has been designed to illustrate how many helping professions play a role in the prevention of and in the recovery from alcohol and drug problems.

Course Duration: 10am to 4.30pm

Number of Places Available: 1

Who Should Attend?

Dates & Venues:
12th June, Galway.

Trainer:
Liam O Loughlin, Community Liaison Worker, WRDATF/GRETB

Course Description:
This training has been designed to assist participants to develop a broader understanding of alcohol and drug use and its associated problems. Looking at the recent history of drug use and common understandings of what it is and how to deal with the issue, participants are encouraged to view the issue as another human behaviour which for some people becomes problematic. The training has been designed to illustrate how many helping professions play a role in the prevention of and in the recovery from alcohol and drug problems.

Course Content:
This course will include:

  • The history of understanding drug problems
  • Harm Reduction
  • What is addiction?
  • Historical and current approaches to drug use
  • An introduction to Recovery Capital

Learning Outcomes:
Following completion of the training participants will have;

  • gained insight into the different levels of drug use which people engage in. 
  • been given the opportunity to critically evaluate the many, sometimes contradicting views on how addiction is currently viewed. 
  • understand Harm Reduction and its place in assisting people who use drugs. 
  • a greater understanding of what actually helps people to live a life free from or minimally affected by alcohol and drug use. 
  • understand how using a strengths based approach in helping people who use drugs is most beneficial.

Trainer Profile:
Liam O Loughlin has been working in the drug and alcohol field for 25 years. Throughout this time Liam has worked in various different settings working with people who use alcohol and drugs problematically. Liam qualified as a Social Worker many years ago and holds a Masters Degree in Drug and Alcohol Policy. Currently Liam is employed as Community Liaison Worker for the Western Region Drug and Alcohol Task Force and also develops and delivers training nationally for the Learning Curve Institute.

Certification/Accreditation:
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded on completion of the training

How to book:

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