Workers across the borough are being offered the chance to take part in drugs and alcohol awareness training in a bid to encourage people who need help to access treatment.
The sessions, which have been organised by Rochdale’s Drug and Alcohol Action Team (DAAT) will cover a host of topics including the different types of illicit drugs, their effects and what support is on offer for people who may need help.
Attendees will also be told about drinking levels in the borough and the estimated number of people who might need help for an alcohol problem.
After the training, people will be able to contact the Community Drug Outreach Team (CDOT) for advice if they feel that someone they know or work with may be in need of support.
Anyone who would like to take part is asked to contact the Rochdale CDOT.
Sessions will cater for around eight people, but larger groups of staff who want the training can contact the team and arrange for sessions to be delivered in their offices.