Cannabis Awareness & Brief Intervention

Cannabis is the most commonly used illegal drug. In this course, we look at the risks associated with its use and some brief intervention tools to support people in making changes.

Who could benefit from the training?

Do you work with individuals in the County Durham area who are using cannabis, or do you want to clarify some of the mixed messages that are in circulation about its legal and medical status?

This free training will enable you to support those people you are working with by equipping you with up-to-date advice and information. It may be particularly useful to those working with young people.


To have an awareness of cannabis and brief interventions around cannabis

Learning Objectives: 

  • Have explored your own attitudes towards cannabis use
  • Be aware of the appearance of cannabis and commonly used paraphernalia
  • Understand some of the reasons why people use cannabis
  • Be aware of the short and long-term effects of cannabis
  • Be aware of the law surrounding cannabis
  • Be aware of the risks and dangers of cannabis use
  • Be aware of some harm reduction advice in relation to cannabis use
  • Know when a brief intervention is suitable and be comfortable in delivering brief advice