Do you know how to respond to an overdose?
This short e-learning course will show you how to administer Naloxone. Naloxone temporarily reverses an opioid overdose. You will learn facts about drug-related deaths in Scotland, how to identify an overdose and how to respond to an overdose. You will also learn how Naloxone works and how you can use it to potentially save a life.
Do you know about the current HIV outbreak in Scotland? Would you like to expand your understanding of HIV and how it is transmitted?
This e-learning course will increase your knowledge of HIV prevention and treatment. You will also learn about the current HIV outbreak in Scotland among people who inject drugs.
Did you know that Hepatitis B affects 9,000 people in Scotland? Do you know what Hepatitis B is? Do you know how it is passed from person to person?
This course is full of information about what acute and chronic Hep B is, who is at risk of infection, and importantly, who should be getting tested.
Did you know benzodiazepines (benzos) were implicated in over 70% of Scotland’s drug-related deaths? Benzos are widely used in Scotland, and this has a significant impact on people and their communities.
Scottish Drugs Forum has put together this thought-provoking course that covers the effects of benzos and harm reduction techniques. We will also tell you about the most recent street benzo trends.
Are you new to working in health, social care, or addiction support services? Are you an existing staff member looking to brush up on basic drug awareness? This course lays the foundation for all our other e-learning courses and is a great place to start!
After you complete this course, you will recognise different patterns of drug use and be able to name commonly used drugs in Scotland. You will also learn vital harm reduction techniques that you can immediately put into action.
If you use drugs and/or support people who use drugs and want to know what different methods of contraception are available, then this e-learning course has been designed for you.
In this course, our trusted experts have presented different methods of contraception in an easy-to-understand way so that you can identify which methods are long-acting and reversible.
In services, particularly those offering Injection Equipment Provision (IEP), workers often ask clients the question ‘How are your sites?’
Do you know what to do when the answer differs from ‘Okay’?
Scottish Drugs Forum have carefully designed this e-learning course to help you answer those questions by focusing on the structure of the skin, skin problems in people who inject, and the difference between infected and non-infected injecting wounds.
Helping professionals are often required to have discussions with people about making changes to that person’s lifestyle or behaviours. Have you ever wondered why or how conversations inspire change?
If you are a helping professional looking for answers to these questions, the communication style called Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a technique you will want to explore with us in this course.
Can you recognise the signs and symptoms of a bacterial infection?
After completing this course, you will know several types of bacteria associated with drug use, vital harm reduction information and the signs and symptoms of a bacterial infection. You will also learn how to respond to a bacterial infection outbreak.
Have you been in contact with someone who uses New Psychoactive Substances (NPS)?
This course has been designed to give you an overview of NPS and how to support people who use NPS. By the end of this course, you will be able to recognise different patterns of use, you will have a deeper understanding of two types of NPS in Scotland and learn harm reduction techniques for people who use NPS.