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)

    All courses take place at accessible venues in Bristol.

    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

    "This will seriously enhance how I do my job and approach this subject with clients, I will better implement support for individuals that need additional support upon discharge for continuation of care. As always top-notch training."

    James Saunders, Peer Support coordinator, Combat Stress, July 2022

    "Interesting to start with learning the history of drug use. I will continue to explore & test my knowledge, and discuss the learnings with my team. Learned so much - thank you!"

    Jasmine Geake, Project Worker, Drug's & Young People Project (DYPP), July 2022

    "Learning the key fundamentals of addiction, and how they impact society and clients. Also, the history of drug addiction and understanding where the starting point may be."

    Kane Bennett, Housing Support Worker, ARA, October 2021

    "All was useful. Understanding the difference between dependency and addiction. Learning to work with the person’s attitude, not the problem."

    Amy Bridges, One25, October 2021

    "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