Working with Substance Abuse

This course teaches delegates about common recreational drugs, including alcohol and the effects they can produce.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to develop an understanding of different substances, how they can influence people physically and mentally, and how to appropriately deal with them. Our course is ideal for carers who primarily work with young people who may be deemed vulnerable.

Course Outline

  • Introduction and explanation.
  • What are recreational drugs?
  • The misuse of alcohol and its effects.
  • What are the motivations behind substance abuse?
  • Dependencies and consequential behaviour as a result.
  • What are the signs and symptoms to look out for?
  • Emotional, physical and social impacts.
  • Explanation of what is required to support a family, friends, and individuals.

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Learning Outcomes

On completion, delegates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the course content. We will ensure that delegates understand the importance of maintaining all required standards throughout their tasks and that privacy, dignity, and respect are promoted.

Course Assessment & Certification

The assessment is completed with practical simulated evaluations, and on successful completion of the training, learners will be issued with a certificate of achievement.


We price our courses to compete with any equivalent training quote. Please note geographic restrictions may apply.

Important Information

  • The training venue should be quiet and undisturbed.
  • Staff should not be expected to be on duty.
  • Staff attending should remain for the entire length of the session.
  • Flexible dates: call to book a day that suits you.

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