Banned head shop substances and their effects - Athlone workshop

Recent debate on head shop substances and their effects came to a close during the week following an announcement by Minister for Health, Mary Harney, that an immediate ban on head shop substances will be put in place. The new law makes it illegal to sell or buy substances such as Mephedrone, also known as Snow or Blow, liquid ectasy, and Kettamine. The Learning Curve Institute’s highly topical one day workshop entitled Legal Highs -A description of the available head shops substances and their effects will take place in Athlone on May 2. The workshop will run from 9.30am to 4.30pm in the Hodson Bay Hotel.

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 issue. It is imperative that professionals on the frontline are equipped to deal with these situations and feel confident in their knowledge. The workshop will give participants an insight into the head shop substances that have been banned and the effect legal highs have.”

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.

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