With the continued expansion of New Psychoactive Substance (NPS) use in the UK, do you and your services feel confident to deal with this rising challenge?
Over the last ten years NPS use has significantly changed the UK drug market, with synthetic cannabinoids now being the main reason that drug users seek emergency medical care.
The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 came into force on 26 May. The Act will make it an offence to produce, supply or offer to supply any psychoactive substance if the substance is likely to be used for its psychoactive effects.
This one day course aims to bring you up to date on the current situation and will explore some of the key challenges of working with clients who use NPS, including poly-drug users (those who take NPS with other drugs) and what the legislative change means for your clients and your services?
Ensures you are able to:
- identify the new key substances being used, their effects and risks of using
- recognise the new legislation and the potential impact on your clients/ service.
- effectively engage with clients who use NPS and identify harm reduction techniques and treatment options.
- reflect on the challenges of NPS and your role in responding to their prevalent use.
Who should attend?
Suitable for all front line staff