Essential Skills for working with people who use substances

, Start Time: 09:30, End Time: 16:30


Seminar Room1, Centre for Health Sciences


The aim of this training is to allow health workers, youth workers, drug workers and other professionals to effectively respond to, treat, support and engage with people who use drugs and alcohol. It would be particularly helpful to those who are not specialist drug and alcohol workers, or are new to the substance use field.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

Identify the key qualities neeeded to effectively support those that use substances
Describe the role of non verbal communication
Recognise the core conditions
Demonstrate application of key skills for supporting people who use substances, including paraphrasing and active listening
Name the stages of behaviour change
Identify techniques they can apply when working with people who use substances

 To Book your Place:

Please visit: and look for "core courses"

Please contact the SDF Administration team on 0141 221 1175 or email: if you have any general enquiries about this event

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