Care L&D

About this course

This course is about the misuse and abuse of substances such as drugs and alcohol that are used to change a person’s state of mind and body, for reasons other than a medical need.

It is suitable whether you are a parent, carer, employer, employee, friend, or somebody who is worried about anyone who is or may be using substances, either legal or illegal.

Users frequently report that it is through having the support of someone who understands and whom they can talk to, which has helped them get through difficult times. Our training has been designed with the intention of bringing about an understanding of substance misuse which often leads to addiction despite physical and/or psychological harm to the user, family, or society.

This course explores psychological and physical dependence and at the end of the course, participants will be suitably trained which assists in being there for someone in their time of need. We believe that effective substance abuse training can make a difference.

What you’ll learn

a Know the different types of legal and illegal substances that are available and their main effects.

a Understand the current legislation affecting drug and alcohol use and misuse.

a Explain the major social, personal, and medical factors that can lead to substance misuse.

a Discuss the patterns of misuse that often occur, the types of dependence that substance misuse can lead to and the stages of substance misuse that lead to addiction.

a Explain the physical, behavioural, and psychological signs of substance misuse.

aDescribe the effects of substance misuse on health.

aKnow the range of treatments, the purpose of rehabilitation and tips for helping individuals remain drug-free and various interventions.


No entry requirements.


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