CPD Substance Misuse Awareness



Would any of your learners benefit from completing a substance misuse awareness course?

This course aims to give your learners the knowledge needed to understand the causes and effects of substance misuse, the perceptions of substance misuse and the laws surrounding drugs.

Upon completion of their substance misuse awareness course, your learners could go on to study the Level 1 Award in Alcohol Awareness, or the Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems.


Section 1: Substances that are commonly misused

In this section, your learners will 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

Your learners will 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

This section covers how stereotyping affects users and how media reporting affects people's perceptions of substance misuse. Your learners will also cover statistics about substance misuse.

Section 4: Ways to promote healthy choices and build resilience

Your learners will 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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