Cumbria Alcohol and Drug Advisory Service

Volatile Substance Abuse Training

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Many people are unaware that solvent abuse exists or think that the problem has disappeared. Others assume that because the products misused are ‘legal’ domestic products they are ‘safe’. In fact, volatile substances, when deliberately inhaled, can kill suddenly and unpredictably, and there is no way to avoid this risk.

Between 2000-2009, solvent abuse killed more young people under the age of 15 than all illegal drugs combined. Research shows that it continues to kill approximately 50 people each year in the UK – although nowadays most of those who die are adults.

By attending this course, practitioners will be able to:

  • Understand the need to educate about the dangers of VSA and sudden death
  • Identify substances that may be misused and common methods of abuse
  • Discuss the prevalence and reasons for use including short term effects
  • Discuss the importance and need to address stigma and myths
  • Recognise and respond to possible signs and symptoms distinguishing between occasional and chronic use

The course is aimed at anyone aged 18 plus who wants to learn more about the risks associated with volatile substance abuse and how to support those who may be at risk of using. It is open to anyone including parentscarers and professionals who would like to improve their knowledge on this topic.

Training Dates

Volatile Substance Abuse Training

Monday 13th March 2019

1pm – 4pm

Kendal

£30*

*Receive £5 off this course when you attend one of our
Drug and Alcohol Awareness training dates.

Volatile Substance Abuse Training

Monday 18th February 2019

1pm – 4pm

West Cumbria

£30*

*Receive £5 off this course when you attend one of our
Drug and Alcohol Awareness training dates.

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