WORKING WITH CHEMSEX
This course provides an insight into substance misuse within the LGBT communities. LGBT people are three times more likely to experience difficulty with drugs or alcohol than the wider population yet drug and alcohol services are often poorly prepared to understand the underlying issues, the different drugs taken, and the contexts in which people use.
Over the past few years we have seen startling increases in problematic use of crystal methamphetamine (including injecting), dependent GHB/GBL use requiring medically supported detoxification, and use in highly sexualised contexts including a high level of risky sexual behaviour, which has become known as chemsex.
WHAT THE COURSE COVERS
- Keywork training for substance misuse workers
- Awareness training for counsellors regarding LGBT substance use
- Changing trends in substance use – for example Crystal Meth, Mepehdrone and G (GBL/GHB)
- LGBT specific substance use, contributing factors, lifestyle and sexual behaviours
- LGBT sexual health as impacted by substance use – particularly amongst HIV and Hep C adults
WHO IT IS AIMED AT
It is ideal for drug workers and drug service managers, A&E staff and those working in housing, mental health, sexual health and other support settings. It is also useful for staff and managers working in LGBT venues such as pub and clubs as well as security staff.
This course also supports DANOS (Drug and Alcohol National Occupational Standards).
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