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We ask delegates on our courses what they have found useful and why.

Here are some of the responses from the Drug & alcohol awareness course.


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  • Learning about dependency and addiction and the difference. Learning about paraphernalia and resources. I found all aspects of the learning to be valid and useful and informative. I found the groupwork helpful in exchanging information and sharing ideas and comparing individual’s knowledge because it was interesting to look at the different perspectives based on client group worked with. It was helpful learning the street names for drugs. Brilliant Trainer.
  • Detailed info on common drugs, effects and risks. Looking at drugs work in relation to our specific job role. Excellent – will feel much more confident dealing with substance misuse issues at work.
  • Breaking drug use and effects down into categories and looking at the effects on social movement, lifestyle and change. Learning new street names of drugs. How to assess needs and develop approach towards them! Trainer was really informative, whilst keeping the group engaged and interested. Really enjoyed the course!
  • Everything was so useful, I have learnt so much and have so much information to take back. It was great to have up to date information about drugs currently in use, different names, actions and effects. Good resources to take home and a good holistic overview.
  • The whole course! Very informative and a good mix of practical work and information. Course leader had excellent subject knowledge and was able to help with questions. Brilliant course, very well delivered, concise and clearly presented.
  • The whole day was thoroughly educating! I have really gained such a lot of knowledge in understanding the drugs and how they are used and what effects and impacts they have on young people. The screening intervention and case study really helped to pull the day together and helped to give a better understanding on how to approach young people regarding drug use etc.
  • The course was very professionally run. The trainer was approachable and explained information clearly. The resources were well thought out and useful. I learnt lots of things I did not know about drugs and alcohol. Excellent packs to take away.