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Substance Misuse Awareness (CPD certified)

Course overview

This short, auto-marked programme will teach you everything you need to know about substance misuse. You will develop your knowledge on an important, contemporary issue and be equipped with a skill set that is highly transferrable.

This course is CPD certified.

Course duration

4 hours

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Funding may be available for this course. Please contact our team to check your eligibility.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you will have an awareness of commonly misused substances and the personal and social effects of substance misuse. You will also understand how perceptions and responses to misuse can have an impact and you will know ways to protect individuals from the risks of substance misuse.

Course content

  • Substances that are commonly misused:
    • Reasons why people use substances
    • Types of substances that are misused
    • Factors that can influence the effects of substances
  • The personal and social effects of substance misuse:
    • The harmful effects of substance misuse on individuals and society
    • Where to get support and advice on substance misuse
  • The perceptions of and responses to substance misuse:
    • How stereotyping affects users
    • How media reporting affects people's perceptions of substance misuse
    • Statistics about substance misuse
  • Ways to promote healthy choices and build resilience:
    • The risk factors and protective factors for substance misuse
    • Ways to protect individuals from the risks of substance misuse
    • The barriers to making healthy choices

Course requirements

To attend this course, students will require access to the internet and a web browser application (e.g. Google Chrome).

For more information about this course please contact us.

Queens Court Regent Street Barnsley South Yorkshire S70 2EG
Tel: 01226 216760 | Email: |

These course details were downloaded on 20/04/2024

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