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The course is aimed at new staff starting in post or those who would like a refresher in the fundamentals of substance use.


Learning Outcomes

  • Understand Schaeffer’s Model - Patterns of Substance use
  • Recall the categories of substances, identifying drugs that belong within them.
  • Identify key information attached to individual substances including effects, associated risks & harm reduction strategies.
  • Recall the law surrounding substance use in the U.K

Cardiff & Vale Drug & Alcohol Services

Cardiff & Vale Drug & Alcohol Services

CAVDAS is a specialist substance use service within the Cardiff and Vale area, supporting people across all ages, regardless of where they are in their journey.

The first of its kind in Wales, CAVDAS is an alliance between Barod, Recovery Cymru and Kaleidoscope, with strategic partners G4S, Pobl & the Area Planning Board.

We’re working in partnership with the people who use our services, to achieve their goals, make positive changes and improve overall health and well-being.


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