Understanding drugs and alcohol
This training is essential for anyone who comes into contact with people who use or misuse drugs and alcohol, as there are so many myths and misconceptions about drug and alcohol use. This workshop will provide participants with the knowledge necessary to work with people who use substances or are affected by their use; with confidence. The workshop will be facilitated by Andy Gray, who specialised in the treatment of substance use for six years within some of Scotland and England’s areas where problematic substance use was widespread. Andy has treated young people and adults with drug and alcohol issues from all walks of life with a great degree of success.
Aims of the event
- To introduce participants to the different categories of substances.
- To introduce participants to different classification of drugs in terms of UK law, and the penalties for possession and dealing.
- To explore the effects of traditional illegal drugs.
- To discuss harm minimisation.
- To introduce conceptual models
- To provide knowledge on treatment and relapse prevention.
About the facilitator
The event will be delivered by Andy Gray. Andy has close to 20 years of experience in various roles in the helping professions including social work, substance use/abuse, trauma recovery, hospital management (locked rehab and low secure) and complex presentations.
Andy is an Integrative Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, Shareholder and Academic Director at ACT Counselling Services Limited. He continues to develop, direct and deliver training from one day CPD events to PG Dip level incorporating a unifying approach in relation to psychotherapeutic modalities. He is passionate about training and events are delivered in an informative, laid back and humorous style. Andy has a huge wealth of knowledge and resources that he is keen to impart to those who are seeking to develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes to enhance their personal or professional development.
More information at https://drugs-alcohol-4-oct-19.eventbrite.co.uk
About Audrey Smith
Greenwood Events aims to offer affordable workshops to counsellors interested in CPD, anyone interested in self- development or considering a career in counselling. It also aims to offer opportunities to stimulate networking and knowledge sharing among counsellors in Scotland. Visit www.greenwoodevents.co.uk for more information.