Drug & alcohol awareness and interventions

In-house course

Develop your awareness of drug and alcohol use and enhance skills to identify and respond confidently to substance misuse risks.

This is a 1 or 1/2 day in-house course (we come to you).

Develop your awareness of drug and alcohol use and enhance skills to identify and respond confidently to substance misuse risks. Practise using tools and resources to have conversations and offer brief advice and interventions to influence change, and know when and how to support people into specialist services.

This course is continually updated to reflect changing times, trends and approaches.

    Also currently available (online for teams).

    Course aims

    To raise awareness of drug and alcohol use and build confidence in responding to drug and alcohol misuse

    Course objectives

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

    • Increase knowledge & understanding of drugs and alcohol, their use and effects
    • Recognise indications of drugs and alcohol misuse
    • Develop and enhance skills in identifying drug & alcohol misuse risks
    • Identify appropriate interventions according to your role
    • Know how and when to refer individuals to specialist services

    Venue info:

    In-house courses (we come to you)

    We would ask you to arrange a suitable venue and refreshments for the training. Contact us for more information.

    Trainer: Jo Bush and Justin Hoggans

    "Very through course. Detail and content of course very useful, resources given very helpful. Jo delivered a great training course!"

    Helen Ash, Senior Outreach Worker, Next Step Care Management Ltd., Oct 2018

    "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!

    "The whole course! Course leader had excellent subject knowledge and was able to help with questions. Very informative and a good mix of practical work and information. Brilliant course, very well delivered, concise and clearly presented."

    "The resources were well thought out and useful. Excellent packs to take away. The course was very professionally run. The trainer was approachable and explained information clearly. I learnt lots of things I did not know about drugs and alcohol."