Harm reduction

  • Group Copy 5 6 modules
  • 12 hours
  • £199
Harm reduction course

Course overview

The course provides a comprehensive understanding of harm reduction principles, exploring its historical context, significance in public health, and practical applications in real-world scenarios. Whether you’re an individual seeking personal harm reduction strategies or a professional working in drug-related environments, this course offers essential knowledge and skills.

What you’ll learn

  • Understand harm reduction principles and historical evolution
  • Analyse drug use trends, risks, and impacts
  • Learn about drug testing, key tips, and polydrug use risks
  • Explore its impact on harm reduction and mitigation strategies
  • Understand core concepts and heart rate management
  • Explore core concepts and stacking risks
  • Understand core concepts, environmental impact, and prescription drugs
  • Learn about legislative changes, THC/CBD, and consumption methods.
  • Explore initiatives like drug consumption rooms and needle exchange programs
  • Understand legal aspects, possession, supply, and accessing help
  • Recognise overdose signs and emergency response procedures
  • Learn communication and collaboration techniques
  • Identify available services, referral processes, and expectations

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, you should have acquired the necessary knowledge which will enable you to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of harm reduction principles and their applications.
  • Summarize the historical evolution and significance of harm reduction in global contexts.
  • Evaluate the various strategies and interventions for harm reduction in drug-related scenarios.
  • Apply harm reduction principles to assess and mitigate risks associated with drug use.
  • Recognize the importance of context (Drug, Set, and Setting model) in harm reduction efforts.
  • Implement harm reduction strategies specific to stimulants, depressants, opiates, and cannabis.
  • Navigate legal frameworks surrounding drug use, possession, and accessing support.
  • Identify signs of overdose and effectively respond in emergency situations.
  • Foster positive dialog and engagement while collaborating with individuals seeking harm reduction support.
  • Utilise available services and support networks, referring individuals appropriately and understanding expectations.

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