Understanding substance misuse

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Modular

Who is it for?

This course is for social workers and associated profesionals in children's services. Although it is aimed at social workers, anyone working with children and their families, including substance misuse services for adults, will benefit.

What does it cover?

This course covers...

  • Working definitions of substance use and misuse.
  •  Substances that are most commonly misused, and the three different levels of use.
  • Understand how different substances might affect a person's behaviour.
  • The stages involved in changing substance misusing behaviour.
  • The range of treatment options and support available to substance misusing adults.
  •  The relationship between an individual user and their family/community.

What are the course outcomes?

Participants will be able to ...

  • Be familiar with working definitions of substance use and misuse.
  • Know about the substances that are most commonly misused, and the three different levels of use.
  • Recognise when someone may have a substance misuse problem.
  • Understand how different substances might affect a person's behaviour.
  • Identify the stages involved in changing substance misusing behaviour.
  • Consider the range of treatment options and support available to substance misusing adults.
  • Begin to think about the relationship between an individual user and their family/community.

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