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Drugs, Current Trends - What and Why?

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Course Types
Training Event

We suggest you complete the two day Drug & Alcohol Basic Awareness course before attending any of the more specialised full day courses. This is to equip you with more general knowledge and skills in preparation for learning about the more in depth topics. Don’t hesitate to contact the Health Promotion Team on 01273 731900 if you would like to discuss this further.

This course highlights changing patterns, prevalence and sourcing of substances being used locally and nationally, and aims to increase confidence of professionals working with those who may be using these new psychoactive substances. It develops screening and assessment skills and enables professionals to support service-users via advice and referral to specialist services when relevant.

Start Date
Thursday 25 April 2019
End Date
Thursday 25 April 2019
09:30 - 16:30
Number of Sessions
Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • expand knowledge of substances & their function

  • deeper knowledge on drug classification

  • explore best practice in responding to users needs

  • increase confidence in responding to emerging trends

  • look at vulnerable groups, why they may use and the risks – chemsex users and hostel residents

Additional information

Please note the venue for this training has restricted access for wheelchair users. Alternative venues can be used on request.


To discuss your requirements talk to a member of the Pavilions Health Promotion training team on 01273 731900 or email

Health Promotion / Pavilions do not provide lunch - only very basic tea and coffee (with cow’s milk only). If you have any specific dietary requirements or want anything else, please bring whatever you need for the day. Thank you.

Target Audience
For anyone where relevant to role
target audience
Course pre-requisites
9 The Drive, Hove
Event Trainers
Claire-Louise Mackay / Agnes Munday / Ben Pickersgill / Chris Smith
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