Substance misuse related issues are common, presenting in up to 15% of primary care consultations, up to 40% of emergency department consultations and up to 80% of prison admissions. As general practitioners are ideally placed to identify people with drug or alcohol problems, they need to be aware of the extent and consequences of these problems to the health of the individual, and the effect on their families and society.
This online course is available to access at any time and is available to all GPs and GP registrars. It is recommended that all GP registrars complete this course as part of their GP training. If you wish to become a Level 1 methadone prescriber, this course is a requirement to obtain a HSE contract. » read more
This course is open to all GPs who have completed the Online Foundation Course. It is not necessary for you to be a Level 1 methadone prescriber in order to partake in this course. The Substance Misuse and Associated Health Problems Certificate Course is a requirement if you wish to become a Level 2 methadone prescriber. » read more