This course provides information to help workers begin to assess clients for drugs & alcohol problems and how to refer people into effective specialist services.
This one day knowledge-based drugs & alcohol training course will look at alcohol, prescription medication and the different types of illegal drugs that are commonly used and the issues surrounding them.
Aims and objectives
By the end of the course, participants 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
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.
- Health Visitors
- Practice Nurses
- Doctors Receptionists
- School Nurses
- Community Wardens
- Police Community Support Officers
- Police Officers
- Social Workers
- Youth Workers
- Anti-Social Behaviour Workers
- Youth Offending Teams
- Probation Staff
- Housing Officers
- Supported Housing Workers
Drug & alcohol national occupational standards
- 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.