Drug & Alcohol Abuse Awareness

Course length

3 Hours

About the Course

The aim of this course is to give candidates a better understanding of the issues involved in working with individuals who struggle with drug and alcohol abuse. This training will give participants an understanding of what drugs are, what drug and alcohol abuse is, why substance abuse occurs and addiction develops, and how individuals who abuse these substances can be helped towards recovery.

Course Outcomes

The complexities of working with people with substance abuse related issues
Understanding the issues and causes behind drug and alcohol abuse
Models of and approaches to tackling drug and alcohol abuse
The principles of the twelve-step programme
Counselling tools
Understanding the challenges, including those associated with recovery from addiction
Identifying the different types of recreational drugs
Understanding how individuals are affected by drugs and alcohol
Understanding how individuals are affected by drug and alcohol abuse and addiction