About Working With Substance Abuse Awareness
This course enlightens candidates on the best ways to deal with people abusing substances, such as drugs and alcohol. Through this course, candidates will gain a great understanding of dependencies and consequential behaviours, the motivations behind substance abuse and how to support families or individuals affected by this.
How long will this course take?
This course is 3 hours and it is spread across 1 day.
Who needs this training?
This course is mainly for those in the social care sector, such as care workers. But it can be done by anyone that deals with families and safeguards children and/or adults, such as carers or teachers.
What are the main points covered?
The main points covered are: understanding recreational drugs, dependencies and consequential behaviours, what are the signs to look out for and supporting families and individuals affected.
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.
Working With Substance Abuse Awareness Course Outline
- Introduction and explanation.
- What are recreational drugs?
- Misuse of alcohol and its effects.
- Motivations behind the abuse of substances.
- Dependencies and consequential behaviour as a result.
- How to spot signs and symptoms.
- Emotional, physical and social impacts.
- Supporting a family or individual.
Working With Substance Abuse Awareness FAQs
What is substance abuse?
Substance abuse is the medical term used to describe a pattern of using a substance (drug) that causes increasing problems or distress.
What drugs are the most common in regards to substance abuse?
The substances that are considered the most common are: alcohol, over-the-counter (OTC) medicine, heroin, cocaine, marijuana, and cigarettes and other tobacco products.
Who is susceptible to substance abuse?
Anyone can be susceptible to it, from teenagers that use over the counter drugs; to adults who drink alcohol; or anyone that smokes. Whilst not everyone abuses these substances, it is a possibility that it can happen.
What will I learn in this course?
Throughout this course, candidates will learn about the motivations behind the abuse of substances and will understand dependencies and consequential behaviours as a result. Candidates will also understand emotional, physical and social impacts and how to support: families and individuals going through this.