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Course Title: Working With People Who Use Alcohol and Other Drugs
Duration: 4 Days



This module comprises four face-to-face training days. Pre-course reading materials will be emailed to participants prior to the commencement of the course.  Working with Drug and Alcohol Users is designed for participants who have recently started working in the substance misuse field as well as experienced staff who would benefit from an update to their knowledge and skills base.  The module is also suitable for staff from generic services who wish to improve their understanding of the substance misuse field.


This module is aimed at level 1 and level 2 practitioners and contains necessary underpinning knowledge, provides opportunities for skills development and will explore the roles participants have in improving outcomes for those affected by substance misuse. Over the four days participants will have the opportunity to build on their generic skills to improve their understanding of and competence in working with those affected by drug and alcohol use. The existing knowledge and work experience participants bring with them are considered salient features of this module.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module participants will be able to:

  • Recognise the current issues in the drug and alcohol field.
  • Identify key requirements for good practice within service delivery.
  • Describe the required skills, knowledge and attitudinal base for working with this client group.
  • Express confidence in working with this client group.
  • Recognise the range of services involved in meeting the needs of those affected by substance misuse.
  • Identify their future support needs.

Events Scheduled

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Currently no events are available for this course