Course Length :
Course Price :
6 hours
£48.00 per delegate

This course will provide staff with an awareness of the effects of and consequences of commonly used psychoactive substances.

Recognise own attitudes towards drugs and alcohol and understand the reasons why people use drugs and alcohol.

  • Psychoactive substance.
  • Psychoactive substance use.
  • What Psychoactive substances you use.
  • Why use? Explore own feelings towards drugs alcohol.
  • Cannabis what it looks like, legality, signs of use, effects of use, risk of use, street/slang names.
  • Cocaine and Crack what they look like, legality, signs of use, effects, risks, street/slang names.
  • Opiates what they look like, legality, signs of use, effects, risks, street/slang names.
  • Other types of psychoactive drugs.
  • Alcohol effects, after effects, safe levels, signs of withdrawal.
  • Alcohol and overindulgence.
  • Patterns of use.
  • Case studies
  • Care values, MCA 5 Principals.
  • Where to seek more help, for substance misuse information