Workshop on Headshops Substances Goes Nationwide

Responding to the continuing national concerns and incidents around this issues of Head shops and “Legal Highs”, the Learning Curve Institute has announced that it’s highly topical one day workshop entitled “Legal Highs - A description of the available headshops substances and their effect” will now be offered in Limerick, Athlone, Dublin and Cork over the next three months.The Learning Curve Institute is a registered FETAC provider of internationally recognised, fully accredited courses and boasts a host of experts in the fields of Drug Awareness, Addiction and Counselling.

The first highly successful workshop took place on March 5th in Sligo to a full audience and has since been prominently featured on both RTE’s Morning Ireland and in The Irish Times.The workshop is ideal for any person involved with youth or community work who needs to quickly and comprehensively understand the effects of substances freely available to young adults. It will allow anyone concerned about the current media and political attention on the legal substances to gain a better understanding of the issues.The workshop aims to help participants recognise the most commonly available substances and understand the affects and potential harms these substances may have.

Attendees will be taught to identify and adopt strategies to work with people who are under the influence by experienced addiction counsellors and subject experts.

Attendees will be taught to identify and adopt strategies to work with people who are under the influence by experienced addiction counsellors and subject experts. Discussions on the legal status of these substances will be held along with information on harm reduction models of intervention and their application.Commenting on the popularity of the course up and down the country, Learning Curve Director Sean Foy said, “I am really pleased that the LCI has been in a position to take swift action and offer a thorough one day course on this emerging issue. I am not surprised by the level of interest in the topic as serious concerns have been raised about the availability of these substances in every corner of Ireland. It is imperative that professionals on the frontline are equipped to deal with situation and feel confident in their knowledge.A major selling point of the course has certainly been the availability in several counties as opposed to the familiar Dublin based focus. Attendees have also appreciated the duration of the course, limiting it to one day has opened it up to people from several backgrounds which has really sparked debate”, concluded Foy.

Further Details

The course will be held in:

  • Athlone - 30th of April
  • Dublin - 7th of May
  • Cork - 4th of June

Course fee is 75EUR per person, two people attending from the same organisation costs 140EUR, three people costs 200EUR.

Early booking is advisable. For full details of the workshop and booking details see www.thelearningcurve.ie.

Alternatively send an email to info@thelearningcurve.ie or call the course coordinator, Sean Foy, directly on 087-7554307.