february, 2020

24feb9:00 am4:00 pmFemale Drug Use


Event Details

This one-day course provides an understanding of the reasons for female drug use and the specific challenges faced by female drug users. It is aimed at those who already have a basic knowledge of illicit drugs and their use but would like to raise their awareness of the specific issues faced by females. Learning outcomes:

Participants can expect to:
•be aware of the local and national drug prevalence statistics for women;
• be aware of both personal and societal attitudes towards female drug use;
• understand the causes of female drug use as well as the costs to the individual, family and society;
• be aware of the issues surrounding pregnant women who misuse drugs, and understand the effects of drugs on both the pregnant mother and the unborn baby;
• be aware of the requirements of a successful service and the current services available to females;
• understand the issues surrounding the female offender; and
• be aware of the child protection issues relating to parental substance misuse.

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: psst@aapct.scot.nhs.uk

** 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


(Monday) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Education Centre

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