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KIKIT Pathways to Recovery

Drug & Alcohol Support Service

KHAT Training

Birmingham public health 2013 needs assessment and research carried out in 2012 by the KIKIT Service highlighted and evidenced the dangers of the drug KHAT

The use of the drug KHAT has become an increasing concern in Birmingham within the Somalian and Yemeni communities, The Sparkbrook B11 area was identified as major a hot spot for high use

To address the issues identified, funding was secured by Birmingham Local Pharmacist Committee (BLPC) from public health.

BLPC commissioned KIKIT Pathways to Recovery (PWR) to design and deliver a 3 month pilot project working in partnership with Pharmacists within the B11 area.

The aim of the pilot was to increase knowledge, awareness, harm minimization and a referral pathway into treatment for KHAT users.

The training was designed and delivered by KIKIT (PWR) and equipped pharmacists and front line staff to provide information, advice and brief interventions to KHAT users & carers

Service users who required further assistance in combating their KHAT addiction were referred for a full assessment into treatment to KIKIT Pathways to Recovery.

The training And Final Report below included:

  • 2 x 1 hour workshops
  • (15-20 delegates per workshop)
  • Leaflet for Pharmacies on the dangers of KHAT, its use and how to conduct a brief intervention
  • Leaflet for the general public on the dangers of KHAT, its risks and how to seek help
  • An intervention form and handout
  • A report template how to measure how many interventions are being provided and inquiries received
  • A referral form (on line referral)