Drug And Alcohol Awareness training

When embracing the social issue of alcohol and drug use, we need to be aware of the influence of our own thoughts and prejudices.

This is a big challenge for many of us whether we have personal and/ or professional experience of inappropriate drug and alcohol usage.

Young people can be influenced into trying legal and illegal substances and we need to have an open and non-discriminatory attitude in order to understand and support them with regard to their drug use.

This drug and alcohol awareness course will enable foster parents and those working in Children's Services to learn more about the impact that they can have on children and young people.

While there is a growing trend of teetotalism in the young (Guardian May 2017), binge drinking is more socially acceptable than ever before.

Our course challenges learners to develop a keener awareness of the factors influencing drug and alcohol use in the young.

Access this course as part of the following online course package(s):

This course will cover:
  • Understanding drug language
  • What drugs look like
  • Young people and alcohol
  • New psychoactive substances
This Drug and Alcohol Awareness course has been designed specifically for people who want to let go of their own prejudice towards alcohol and drugs, by approaching the topic with an open mind to better understand and support young people who may be using substances.Whilst it provides focus for people working in Children's Services, it will also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like to know more about the impact drugs and alcohol can have on children and young people.We can deliver this course either: online, as a webinar, or as a face-to-face programme. If you have your own LMS and would like this course as a SCORM file, please get in touch.
The online version of this course will take 2 hours to complete. The webinar versions are usually 2-3 hours long and face to face delivery will usually be around 4-5 hours.

You can access this course in three ways, as an online course, as a webinar, or with face-to-face delivery.

Online courses come as part of a course bundle with unlimited access for one simple subscription.

Choose your desired delivery method from the boxes below.

Drug And Alcohol Awareness eLearning course - Grey Matter Learning

Aims of the Drug And Alcohol Awareness course

By the end of the training, you will:

  • Understand what drug and substance use and misuse is
  • Recognise and understand alcohol usage and social expectations
  • Understand the legislation in relation to drugs and their use and possession
  • Know what a number of drugs look like and understand the effects they have on a person
  • Understand your own role and responsibilities with regard to a young person’s drug use

Already have an LMS? Add this course to your platform as a SCORM file.

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Additional course information

Here are example screenshots of our interactive learning in action. If you would like to see more of the course features before you subscribe, feel free to book a demo with the team, who would be delighted to show you how our online courses help support meaningful training.