Addiction, dependency and recovery

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Develop or refresh your confidence to work with drug and alcohol users; understand addiction and dependency, how people change and the routes to recovery.

This is a 1 day course in Bristol (you come to us).

Exploring the role of drugs within society, the factors that contribute to the drug using experience, how people change and the routes to recovery. Learn what tolerance, withdrawal, addiction and dependency mean and how this relates to a clear understanding of recovery.

This comprehensive overview will develop or refresh your confidence to work with drug and alcohol users.

    Also available for teams in-house (we come to you).

    Also currently available (online for individuals) and (online for teams).

    Course aims

    To develop the groups understanding of critical issues in working with drug use and addiction

    Course objectives

    By the end of the course, you will have had opportunities to:

    • Understand the context of drug use
    • Describe the key concepts of dependency and addiction
    • Understand the philosophy of harm reduction
    • Identify the client’s readiness for change
    • Assess the client’s needs and make appropriate referral/interventions

    Venue info:

    Courses in Bristol (you come to us)

    We will deliver the training to smaller groups and/or in larger rooms. We have been working closely with venues to ensure we have Covid-safety measures and clear guidance in place.

    If for any reason the course cannot be delivered face-to-face, we will take a flexible and responsive approach to keep people learning – which will include delivering the training on the same day as a live interactive online session, or transferring bookings to the next available dates.

    Trainer: Phil Harris

    "Useful in-depth explanation of the cycle of addiction through to recovery. Great trainer to deliver course, right amount of facts and humour."

    Estate Management Officer, Housing Association, Bristol

    "Very interesting to hear the historical perspective on current attitude and cultural context of drugs and alcohol. Clear highlighting of importance of age at start of use and the importance of appropriate treatment approaches. Very useful indeed."

    Chris Yerbury, GP, September 2017

    "Acknowledging that context is everything and someone's age when they start is crucial. Very well informed trainer and now makes me want to find out more! Thanks very much, Phil."

    Manager, Action for Blind People

    "Very detailed, well researched, delivery scholarly and excellent. The training has increased my understanding of drugs, alcohol, addiction, dependency and recovery. Very helpful indeed!"

    "Particularly useful were: learning difference between addiction and dependency; learning importance of social networking in addiction and the avoidance of addiction; learning about the importance of where someone is in the Cycle of Change and implementing the matching Intervention. Really interesting day. Thanks Phil."