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The course is designed to give the learner an understanding of what is a drug and the different categories of drugs that are currently on the market. It clarifies drug penalties and the law. It looks at the associated risks within drug/alcohol use, and methods of how the drug can be consumed. The final unit looks at treatment options and what is available.+

  1. What is a drug?  This unit is split into 3 sections. The first section looks at drugs and pharmacology. The 2nd section looks at different drugs and their effects. Also looks at drug classifications and categories.The third section gives clarity around New Psychoactive Substances NPS formerly known as legal highs and gives clarity in regard to the law around them.
  2. The Psychoactive Substance Act.  This section has 2 units. The first unit looks at the Psychoactive Substance  Act and the reason why it came into force. It looks at the ACMD and the difference between legal and decriminalisation.  The second unit looks at the classification of drugs and drug penalties for possession or possession with intent to supply.
  3. Associated Risks.    This unit looks at the different forms of consumption of drugs/alcohol. These include ingesting, orally, intravenous, snorting and smoking and the risks that are associated with each one.
  4. Treatment Options.  This unit explores treatment services and the referral pathways that are available for the substance user.  It also talks about the different philosophies and approaches to treatment.

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Course Curriculum

Unit 1: Drugs and their Effects Details 00:25:00
Drug Awareness Quiz 00:08:00
Unit 2: Classification and the Law Details 00:25:00
Classification and the Law Quiz 00:08:00
Unit 3: Associated Risks Details 00:00:00
Associated Risks and Substance Misuse 00:08:00
Unit 4: Treatment Options Details 00:15:00
Treatment Options Quiz 00:08:00
Certification: Drug Awareness 00:20:00

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