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New Psychoactive Substances;
an Evolving Landscape
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This one-day training course is suitable for a wide range of people who work with young people or adults who may be using, or at risk of using New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), such as:

- Substance Misuse Workers
- Youth Workers
- Criminal Justice Staff
- Housing & Homelessness Workers
- Social Care Workers
- Primary Care Staff


Since the introduction of the Psychoactive Substances Act in May 2016, drug use in the UK has never been more varied, complex or potentially dangerous for people who use drugs. Previous experience shows that controlling or banning substances does not mean that people will stop using them and they may be drawn to using in more risky or harmful ways.

Join us to get an overview of current NPS drug use, in a period of change where all drugs are available easily online & synthetic versions of cannabis have come to dominate the NPS market.

Learning Outcomes

Refreshments throughout the day and a light lunch will be provided. Each person who attends the training will also receive a certificate of attendance, plus access to the Drugtrain online resource portal which provides a number of course-relevant resources.

Style of Training

The training that we provide is interactive, experiencial and participatory. We don't just talk at you. We encourage the people who attend our courses to really get involved, share their knowledge and experience and learn from others. Handouts are used when necessary, but post-training, each learner will be provided with online log-in details for them to be able to access the resources via the Drugtrain online resource portal at their own pace.

Bespoke 'In-House' Training

If you have a number of staff who would all benefit from this training, then please ask us about our bespoke training option. It usually works out cheaper and more environmentally friendly for us to come to you. Call Jenny on 01226 738321 to enquire about this, or email with your enquiry.