‘Tooting’ Versus ‘Shooting’ (and Other Routes and Methods of Drug Use)

The purpose of this training is to raise confidence in practitioners, who work with injecting drug users, to raise the topic of transitioning to foil use and other harm reduction initiatives.

This training will cover methods of using drugs and the risks attached to these. physiological differences for each method of use, reasons for moving from smoking to injecting and vice versa as well as practical demonstrations such as how to make a pipe.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of why people move to injecting drug use and the barriers to returning to less risky methods of drug use
  • demonstrate increased confidence in their ability to raise the conversation topic of route transition
  • describe in detail different methods of drug use.

Aimed At

Drug workers. housing workers. social workers, GPs. nurses. prison staff. pharmacy staff and mental health workers.


Free within Scotland and bespoke costs for elsewhere.


Half day