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Substance Misuse


Duration: 1 hours 30 minutes


Modules: 3


Substance Awareness 

Effects of Drugs on the Body and Mind 

Addiction Treatment and Good Practice


This course offers you the chance to update your knowledge on drugs and addiction. In it you’ll learn about ‘legal highs’, why drug addiction occurs, and what the law says about possession and supply as well as the impact drugs can have, how people are treated for drug abuse and addiction and how you can best respond to someone who has problems in this area.


This course will enable you to:


Know what a drug is

Learn the categories that different substances fall into

Know what a ‘Legal High’ is

Know what the law is on possession and supply in relation to drugs

Understand what addiction is

Learn why someone would become addicted to drugs

Understand how drugs misuse can affect families

Learn the signs that someone has a problem with addiction

Learn the best treatment for addiction

Know the best practice when dealing with substance abusers

Learn about drugs that affect the human body and mind

Learn about the different ways drugs are taken and how this affects the body

Learn about tolerance and the risk of overdose

Learn about substance induced psychosis

This course is suitable for anyone who is interested in developing their knowledge on this topic.


Although this course forms part of an induction programme for new starters, it is also intended for all people who want to improve their knowledge and continue their professional development.


Course Certificate

This course has been independently accredited as conforming to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines. Upon successful completion of this course you will automatically be awarded a certificate detailing the course name, completion date, CPD hours and learning objectives.You can download the certificate from your leaner account.


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