About Drug and Alcohol Awareness
This course is ideal for staff whose role involves contact with those who misuse drugs and or alcohol. That includes retail or hospitality staff who have the right to refuse alcohol sales to customers or remove them from the premises if misuse is suspected. This training will inform your staff of commonly used illegal drugs, misused pharmaceuticals and alcohol misuse. That is so you can notice the signs and are therefore able to do something about it. This course will ensure that businesses keep their retail license and remain compliant with the law.
How long will this course take?
This course is 3 hours long and spread across 1 day.
Who needs this training?
This course is for retail and hospitality staff.
What are the main points covered?
The course covers the effects of alcohol and drugs, as well as the impact of the drugs on different people.
How is it delivered?
Courses are delivered in-house or online via webinar/e-learning for up to 12 people. We also hold open courses across the UK.
How do you get Certified?
This course is available via an in-house group course for up to 12 delegates. Choose for the course to be delivered either face to face or by a blended learning option, at a time and place convenient to you. Alternatively, learn through one of our scheduled courses at centres located across the UK. Upon completion of this course, a certificate will be awarded.
Drug and Alcohol Awareness Course Outline
- Physical signs of alcohol dependence.
- Psychological signs of alcohol dependence.
- Long term effects of alcohol.
- Teenage alcohol misuse.
- Binge drinking.
- Common illegal drugs, including cocaine, amphetamines, benzodiazepines, cannabis, heroin, ecstasy, ketamine and mephedrone.
- Misuse of pharmaceuticals.
- Volatile substances.
- Physical signs of drug use.
- Psychological signs of drug use.
- Health risks of illegal drugs.
- Impact of drink and drugs on different people.
Drug and Alcohol Awareness FAQs
Why is drug and alcohol awareness training necessary?
All employers have a duty of care to staff and a wider responsibility to the general public. A drug and alcohol awareness course gives managers and supervisors the necessary training to identify substance abuse and safeguard the interests of the business and those they are responsible for.
How is this training relevant to the law?
The training looks at the employer and employee’s rights and the responsibilities to the general public. For example, it discusses the right to refuse alcohol and how to correctly remove someone from the premises if misuse is suspected. The course looks at current legislation and is a must for anyone with a Personal Licence to ensure they keep their retail license.
Who is this course for?
This drug and alcohol awareness training course is relevant to those working in high-risk industries such as hospitality and construction. The course is also pertinent to anyone responsible for managing others or those working with vulnerable people, such as young people.
What will I learn in this course?
This in-house training course provides delegates with strategies and guidance to support employees and service users who have problems with substance misuse. It also discusses the scale of substance misuse in the UK, offers insight into the most commonly abused drugs, and how to identify those with a potential problem.