Working with Substance Misuse & Addiction
Duration 1 day
Central Training's Working with Substance Misuse & Addiction course is aimed at frontline staff who come into contact with service users who use substances. The course aims to provide attendees with an awareness of key issues and updates surrounding the use and misuse of a range of substances and addictions.
This course is designed to enable delegates to: Define use and misuse of substances Distinguish between different patterns, levels of use and the risks Understand the law governing the possession and supply of controlled substances Recognise the most commonly used substances and their effects Understand the relationship between substance misuse and mental healthBe aware of the range of treatment options available
Methods of Delivery
The trainer uses a variety of Power Point presentation, flip chart work, group discussion, small group work and practical exercises.
- Course Content
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
The terms and definitions of misuse and addictionThe effects of substance misuse on mental healthThe cycle of change/addictionCommonly used drugs, differences in approach and effects The laws governing possession and supply of drugsAvailable treatments and best practice in engaging clients
Anyone whose work brings them into contact with service users who use substances.
Attendees should be aware of their own organisational procedures and policies.
Upon completion of the course, the delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.
Mental Health Awareness
Motivational Interviewing - Helping People Change
Challenging Behaviour - Managing and Responding
Working with Hard-to-Engage Service Users