BITESIZE – Prescription Medication Abuse

A prescription medication is something that can help and support a person both physically and mentally.  This session will look at signs of misuse, some of the commonly misused medicines and more.

Who could benefit from the training?

Do you work with individuals in the County Durham area who may be using illicit drugs or substances that they believe to be safe and/or legal? Are you concerned that you might not be aware of what different drugs look like and the effect that they can have on the user?

This free training will enable you to support those people you are working with by equipping you with up-to-date advice and information.

Aim of the training:

To increase awareness of commonly misused prescription medications and the risks

Learning Objectives:

  • Basic understanding of prescription medications
  • Be aware of the possible signs of misuse
  • Be aware of the law surrounding prescribed medicines
  • Be familiar with prevalence and study statistics
  • Be familiar with some commonly misused prescription medications
  • Have an awareness of local services and how to refer