Drug & Alcohol Awareness Training Course, May 2020, London

Drugs & Alcohol

Drug & Alcohol Awareness Training Course

Being delivered to professionals on:
Thursday 7th May 2020

St Martin of Tours
318-320 St Paul’s Road
London N1 2LF

Cost: £99 per person.
Lunch and refreshments provided.

On completion of the course you will receive a certificate and have lifetime access to online resources.

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“We found the Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training to be highly informative and engaging. Our team felt the course to be very interesting and enjoyed the range of discussion bought on during the course as well as a (not competitive in any way) team quiz which focused on misconceptions/myths of certain drugs. Tony was a clearly knowledgeable trainer who was happy to go into more depth and answer any questions bought up.”  


Course description

This one day, drug & alcohol training course will look at alcohol, prescription medication, NPS (former legal highs such as ‘Spice’) and the different types of illegal drugs that are commonly used.

Aims and objectives

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Recall basic definitions of commonly used terms
  • Distinguish between drug & alcohol facts and myths
  • Describe how various drugs affect the body
  • Use the unit measuring system to work out how much a client is drinking
  • Identify reasons why people use illegal drugs
  • Clarify when drug or alcohol use becomes a problem
  • Differentiate between different patterns of drug & alcohol use
  • Explain how substances are classified
  • Recall current drug and alcohol legislation

Target audience

This is a one-day course, open to non-specialist service providers who come into contact with clients who may have drug and alcohol issues. It is also open to workers new to this area of work and is suitable for people who may need to develop their knowledge of drugs and alcohol such as; Drug Workers, Health Visitors, Practice Nurses, Homeless and Outreach Workers, School Nurses, Community Wardens, Police Community Support Officers, Police Officers, Social Workers, Youth Workers, Youth Offending Teams, Probation Staff, Teachers, Housing Officers and Supported Housing Workers.

Drug & alcohol national occupational standards

Day One:

  • AA1 Recognise indications of substance misuse and refer individuals to specialists.
  • HSC233 Relate to, and interact with, individuals.
  • HSC3111 Promote the equality, diversity, rights and responsibilities of individuals.
  • AB2 Support individuals who are substance users.
  • HSC33 Develop your own knowledge and practice.
  • AD1 Raise awareness about substances, their use and effects.

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