training & events

training & events

Basic Substance Specific Awareness

Basic Substance Specific Awareness

Orkney ADP's Substance Misuse Development Officer can offer short, 90 minute training sessions focused on specific substances, including Benzodiazepines, Cocaine, Ketamine, Cannabinoids, MDMA, Hallucinogens and Opioids. 

These sessions will examine the physical and mental effects both short and long term, on users, information relating to overdose and also harm reduction information for those who use these substances.

If you or your team require information about a specific substance not listed here then please contact OADP and they will be able to develop a session for you.  

  • Available at any time to suit your needs.

Please contact Matthew Thomas to discuss your specific needs and to book a session focused upon one or more specific substances.


Naloxone Awareness & Delivery

Naloxone Awareness & Delivery

 Naloxone is a medicine which temporarily reverses the effects of an opioid overdose, allowing potentially lifesaving time for someone suffering an overdose to access medical treatment. This session provides information about naloxone, how it works, kit assembly and how to administer the medicine in with attention to overdose intervention and basic life support with naloxone. Participants can also be provided with both Nyxoid and Prenoxad Naloxone kits if required.

  • Available at any time to suit your needs.

Please contact Matthew Thomas to book a

session.


Scottish Drugs Forum - What's The Harm? Polysubstance Use & Overdose

What’s the Harm? Polysubstance Use & Overdose

This half day online session from SDF focuses on raising the awareness of staff of the dangers and risks associated with polysubstance use. Polysubstance use refers to the use of more than one substance at a time. Polysubstance use has been implicated in the majority of Drug Related Deaths in Scotland in recent years and presents clear dangers to those using substances.

  • 16th June 2022 09.30 – 13.00
  • 28th June 2022 09:30 – 13.00

Register for this session with SDF’s Training website here: 16th June & 28th June


Scottish Drugs Forum - Blood Borne Viruses

Blood Borne Viruses

This half day training from SDF raises awareness and understanding of issues relating to blood borne viruses (BBVs) Including Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B and HIV. Participants will learn to engage more confidently with service users and other professionals on a range of issues related to BBV’s with particular emphasis on risks associated with drug use.

  • 27th October 2022 13.00 – 16.30
  • 28th October 2022 13.00 – 16.30

Please contact Matthew Thomas to book a session.


Scottish Drugs Forum - Drugs & Bugs. An Introduction to Bacterial Infection & Drug Use

Drugs & Bugs – An Introduction to Bacterial Infection & Drug Use

This half day training session from SDF provides an overview of bacterial infection & various outbreaks, gives participants the opportunity to explore harm reduction relevant to bacterial infection & an overview of signs and symptoms practitioners should be aware of when working with people who use substances. This session will encourage participants to think about and develop a response relevant to their services.

  • 27th October 2022 09.15 – 12.30
  • 28th October 2022 09.15 – 12.30

Please contact Matthew Thomas to book a session.

Orkney Alcohol and Drugs Partnership