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Young People Drugs & Alcohol Webinar

Course Title:
Young People Drugs & Alcohol Webinar
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Young people now inhabit a world where their exposure to drugs and alcohol is widespread, the accessibility of substance of all sorts is much easier than ever before through the internet and social media, and messages about drug and alcohol misuse to young people through the media are not what parents might choose for them. Young people are unlikely now to get through to the end of formal education without being offered illegal drugs on at least one occasion (and they will certainly come across them at university), and in many social environments drug taking has become normalised and has lost the stigma it once may have had.

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Course Duration:
Half Day
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This training delivered by the drug education charity Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation will enable practitioners to understand risk taking behaviour that young people can engage in when taking drugs, consider risk and protective factors and local resources.

  Learning Outcomes:

This course will enable participants to:

  • Consider levels of exposure of young people to drugs - what, where, when, how
  • Understand  the effects and risks of most commonly used substances and what young people need to be aware of 
  • Explore adolescent brain development in relation to motivation, decision making and risk, and how to support young people to manage choices safely
  • Consider risk and protective factors
  • Provide practical strategies for staying safe and harm reduction
  • Advise on where to find more information, advice and support
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