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Dual Diagnosis

Course Description

Here are four stories about people with a dual diagnosis involving mental illness and drug misuse, including cannabis, heroin, crack cocaine, amphetamines, ecstasy and alcohol. The stories are an excellent training resource for people with a dual diagnosis, as well as practitioners and trainers. The course contains essential information and advice about reducing the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol.

This colourful and engaging training course, developed with Manchester Mental Health Trust, is particularly attractive to those seeking to provide practical information in jargon-free language to users and practitioners working with dual diagnosis clients. It can be used as a focus for discussion in a group setting but is equally suitable for those who would rather work by themselves or in one-to-one sessions at their own pace and at a time and place of their choosing. It is useful for people with a dual diagnosis, professional carers as well as family members.

The course is broken down into 4 bite-sized units with the following titles:

  • David – The Man With The Transparent Head
  • Raving Mad Martha
  • Jason The Psychonaut
  • A Man Call God – In Heaven And Hell

On completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • Describe the properties and side-effects of common recreational drugs
  • Explain the ‘Harm Reduction’ approach to managing addiction
  • Identify common symptoms of mental illness
  • Highlight the dangers of mixing drugs
  • Apply key learning points relating to diagnosis, treatment and medication
  • Explain what to do in an emergency situation

and lots more …

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