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CPD Awareness of Substance Misuse (CPD Certified)

Course Overview

Substance misuse is when alcohol, illegal drugs, or over-the-counter or prescription medications are used in a way that could be harmful to you or others. In 2020, drug poisoning deaths increased by 3.8% compared to the previous year, and was the highest annual number since records began in 1993. Our online certified CPD Substance Misuse Awareness course will provide you with a range of knowledge and understanding surrounding the subject.

Key Information

Course Length
4 hours

Course Level
Level CPD

Learning Method(s)
Online materials
Online assessment

For Individuals


  • Automatic enrolment with an immediate start
  • Fully online course
  • Study from anywhere, at any time
  • Perfect for an introduction or refresher in a subject
  • A great addition to a CV
  • Receive a digital e-certificate upon completion
  • Nationally recognised
  • Official CPD certified course
  • Access to an award-winning e-learning platform
  • No hidden costs

Cost and Funding Information

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Section 1: Substances that are commonly misused

Cover the reasons why people use substances, the types of substances that are misused and the factors that can influence the effects of substances.

Section 2: The personal and social effects of substance misuse

Study the harmful effects of substance misuse on individuals and society, as well as where to get support and advice on substance misuse.

Section 3: The perceptions of and responses to substance misuse

Covers how stereotyping affects users, how media reporting affects people's perceptions of substance misuse and statistics about substance misuse.

Section 4: Ways to promote healthy choices and build resilience

Look at the risk factors and protective factors for substance misuse, ways to protect individuals from the risks of substance misuse and the barriers to making healthy choices.

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