Overiew

This course is about the misuse and abuse of substances such as drugs and alcohol that are used to change a person's state of body or mind, for reasons other than a medical need.

Substance misuse often leads to addiction, which can be defined as the continuing and compulsive misuse of substances despite physical and/or psychological harm to the user, family or society and includes both legal and illegal substances.

 

Description

The term 'substance abuse' is now often used because of the broad range of substances (including alcohol and inhalants) that are addictive. This course explores Psychological dependence and Physical dependence and at the end of the course you will understand the following:-

Learning Outcomes

 

  • Causes and Types of Substance Misuse 

  • Explain the major social, personal and medical factors that can lead to substance misuse

  • Discus the patterns of misuse that often occur, the types of dependence that substance misuse can lead to and the stages of substance misuse that lead to addiction

  • Describe the range of substances commonly misused and their effects

  • Signs and Effects of Substance Misuse 

  • Explain the physical, behavioural and psychological signs of substance misuse

  • Describe the effects of substance misuse on health

  • Treatment, Rehabilitation and Legal Issues 

  • Explain the principles behind the range of treatments used with individuals who misuse substances

  • Identify the range of treatments, the purpose of rehabilitation and tips for helping individuals remain drug-free

  • Explain the main legislation relating to substance misuse including the National Harm Reduction Strategy

 

Duration

 

60 mins

SUBSTANCE MISUSE AWARENESS LEVEL 3

£40.00 Regular Price
£20.00Sale Price
     
    Disability Employer.png
    WCC Logo.jfif

    Copyright © 2018, Social Care Academy Ltd. All rights reserved. | Registered in England No. 09989738. UK Register of Learning Providers in England (UKRLP) No. 10055755

    Davis House, Davis Road, WR11 1YZ, Evesham, Worcestershire T: 0800 0025973 E: enquiries@socialcareacademy.org