Drug Awareness - An introductory course

Drug Awareness - An introductory course

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. 


Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify a range of reasons why people use drugs
  • Describe patterns of drug use
  • Recall commonly used drugs in Scotland
  • Understand and explain harm reduction techniques


Target Audience

Health, Social Care and Voluntary Organisation staff who wish to increase their knowledge and awareness of drug issues.

Our e-learning courses can be completed at any date or time, please disregard the 'Start Date' and 'End Date' listed anywhere.

Event Properties

Individual Price Free
Local Authority Area Scotland Wide

Event Trainer(s)

Katerina Vourlakos

You will need to Login or Create an Account before registering for this event.

Our Office

Scottish Drugs Forum
91 Mitchell Street
G1 3LN

T: 0141 221 1175

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