Substance Misuse – Drugs and Alcohol eLearning course

This course is ideal for anyone who wishes to gain knowledge of the causes and issues surrounding substance misuse. We aim to introduce you to the dangers and risks surrounding substance misuse. The focus is on care workers who are supporting people who are at risk of, or who have engaged in, substance misuse.

We will explain the different types of substances, what they are called, why people take drugs, the laws surrounding drugs, the effects of drug use and perceptions of substance misuse. We will look at the harmful effects of substance misuse as well as where to get support and advice. We will look at the risks and ways to protect individuals as well as the barriers to making healthy choices.

  • Substances which are commonly misused
  • Why might people misuse substances
  • Impact of substance misuse on individuals, communities and society
  • Risks involved with the misuse of substances
  • Signs and symptoms of substance misuse
  • Personal and social effects of substance misuse
  • Supporting people
  • Promoting healthy choices and building resilience
This course has been designed specifically for people who would like to understand more about substance misuse working in a social care setting. It may also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like to know more about substance misuse.If you would like to add this course to your LMS as a SCORM file, just let us know.
This course will take 45 Minutes to complete.

You can access this Health and Social Care online course as part of the Unlimited Care Package, which includes 130+ courses and certificates, on the Click eLearning platform. Starting from just £3, access unlimited learning in one simple subscription.

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Substance Misuse – Drugs and Alcohol eLearning course - Grey Matter Learning

Aims of the Substance Misuse – Drugs and Alcohol course

By the end of the training, you will:

  • Know what substances are commonly misused and why
  • Identify the different names for the most commonly used substances
  • Understand the personal and social effects of substance misuse
  • Understand perceptions of and responses to substance misuse
  • Understand ways to promote healthy choices and build resilience
  • Know how and where to get support

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I found some of the questions very interesting, covered topics that have never been discussed before in training. They made me think and question myself, excellent course.

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These tools can help to make learning more inclusive and accessible for learners with visual or hearing impairments, as well as those who speak different languages. By incorporating Recite into our website and Click eLearning platform, we are able to provide our carers with a comprehensive and accessible training solution that helps to promote learning outcomes for all learners.