february, 2020

18feb9:00 am1:00 pmBasic Drug Awareness


Event Details

This half-day course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the use and misuse of legal and illegal substances – including attitudes, effects and signs and symptoms of use. This level caters for those who have very little or no prior knowledge of illicit drugs and their use. Learning outcomes:

Participants can expect to:
• be aware of the historical context of drug use;
• be aware of how negative attitudes and stigma affect recovery;
• understand the definitions of terms associated with drug use and users;
• be able to classify drugs according to their effect on the body;
• be aware of how other factors can alter the effect of drugs on an individual; and
• be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of different types of drug.

If you would like to book a place or have any queries about any of the courses, please contact: the PSST on 01294 322339 or email:

** Please note that the following fees will be invoiced for late cancellation (less than seven days) and non-attendance: Late cancellation – £20; non attendance – £40


(Tuesday) 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Education Centre

University Hospital Ayr, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, KA6 6DX