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Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medication (Cancelled)

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The abuse of, and dependence on, prescription and Over the Counter (OTC) medicines presents a growing problem both in our city and around the country.

Whether dependency has arisen over time following initial legitimate prescribing or the abuse of the medicine is intentional and non-medical to exploit its side effects, professionals might find themselves at a loss as regards to how best identify and support those affected by these issues.

This course will help you better understand the needs of prescription/OTC medicines users, and explore ways of supporting them more effectively.



Start Date
Wednesday 11 March 2020
End Date
Wednesday 11 March 2020
09:30 - 16:30
Number of Sessions
Learning outcomes

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

  • explain what misuse, dependence, and addiction to prescribed and OTC medicines means

  • list the main categories and types of medicines people could abuse, misuse or become addicted to and where these are obtained

  • identify at risk groups of people who could become dependent on POM/OTC drugs

  • identify possible symptoms of POM/OTC dependence/abuse

  • list ways of working effectively with people using meds

  • describe local services and online resources which can help people with problems with these drugs.

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

Target Audience
For anyone where relevant to role
target audience
Course pre-requisites

We suggest you complete the two day Drug & Alcohol Basic Awareness course before attending any of the more specialised full day courses such as this one. 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.

9 The Drive, Hove
Event Trainers
Agnes Munday / Ben Pickersgill / Chris Smith
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