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Working with concerned others - How to change problematic drug & alcohol use through family members print version | course feedback


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Course Outline

In the UK, 4 to 6 million people are adversely affected by a loved one’s problematic substance use.

Historically, this group has been underserved by support agencies. The National Treatment Agency (NTA) now requires distinct services to be provided to reflect the unique support needs of concerned others.

Workers and concerned others can be dissuaded from intervening because of the abiding myth that nothing can be achieved until the problem user decides to change themselves. Based on the proven Parent & Carers Training pack (PACT), the course gives workers the skills to assist concerned others to motivate their loved ones into treatment.




Course Aim:           

  • To apply core skills in assisting concerned others to increase motivation to change in their loved one’s and improve their own lives.


Course Objectives:

By the end of the course participants will have had opportunities to:

  • Understand the principles of reinforcement.
  • Assess the severity of dependence and addiction.
  • Practice the core skills to increase motivation to change in the problem using loved one.
  • Reduce the incidence of domestic violence on the concerned other.
  • Identify how the concerned other can improve their own life.


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Competences - DANOS AB7.2014