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Substance Misuse Training Course

This CPD accredited Substance Misuse Awareness training course provides an overview of the issues surrounding substance misuse in the UK and ways to tackle this issue.

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About this Substance Misuse Awareness Training Course

Staff working with young or vulnerable people may encounter issues relating to the misuse of alcohol, drugs or other substances. Many people who suffer from substance abuse can develop health complications, which could result in medical care. Ensure your staff know the signs and what to do if they have concerns about substance misuse.

This Substance Misuse course gives practical advice on the risks of misuse in children and young people, what substances can be abused, how to spot signs of substance misuse, and what action to take if you know or suspect someone is using drugs or alcohol.

clock (4) Duration Depending on the delivery method, it takes between 1-2 hours to complete this Substance Misuse Awareness training course and gain your certificate.
Entry & Level Entry & Level There are no barriers to entry on this Substance Misuse course. This is an awareness course, suitable for all.
certificate (2) Certification On completion of this Substance Misuse training course, either download your certificate or access it later online.
Accreditations Accreditations This Substance Misuse training course is CPD accredited. It meets accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


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Substance Misuse Awareness Training Course Outline

The aim of this Substance Misuse course is to help raise awareness of why young people and children use drugs and alcohol, as well as how to identify the early signs of substance misuse.

The key points covered in this course are:

  • What substance misuse is
  • Types of misused substances
  • Substance misuse risks
  • Use of drugs and alcohol among young people
  • How to spot substance misuse
  • Impact of substance misuse
  • Concerns about substance misuse

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Substance Misuse Awareness Training Course Learning Outcomes

On completion of this Substance Misuse Awareness course, learners should know and understand the following:
  • What substance misuse is
    Have a greater awareness of what substance misuse is and its prevalence
  • Types of misused substances
    Understand the categories of drugs and their effects
  • Substance misuse risks
    Learn about the law and the consequences of drug abuse
  • Use of drugs and alcohol among young people
    Have an increased understanding of why young people use drugs and alcohol
  • How to spot substance misuse
    Recognise the early signs of drug or alcohol use that might indicate a concern
  • Impact of substance misuse
    Understand the impact substance misuse has on families
  • Concerns about substance misuse
    Know how to take action if you know or suspect that a child or a young person is using drugs or alcohol

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Frequently Asked Questions

Substance abuse is a serious issue and, without intervention, can have grave implications for young people. Here are some of the most asked questions that are put to our specialists.

What is substance misuse? Substance misuse is the use of substances such as alcohol and drugs, often referred to as psychoactive, in a way that is harmful or hazardous to health.
What is the impact of substance misuse? The misuse of these substances can cause behavioural, cognitive and physiological problems as dependency develops.




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Substance Misuse Awareness Training Course Delivery Methods

Our Substance Misuse Awareness training courses are available 24/7, anytime, anywhere. Perfect for staff with busy schedules or difficult shift patterns.

• Study when you want
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• Study anywhere you want on any device

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Complete Course Complete the Substance Misuse training course you purchased in the delivery method you chose.
Become Certified Great! Now you're certified and can download the Substance Misuse Awareness certificate from the portal.

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