Drug & Alcohol Awareness – Zoom Online Training


Drug & alcohol awareness online training for managers and employees. 

This online session aims to increase awareness of drugs and alcohol use and provides information to help your workers begin to assess clients for drug & alcohol problems and how to refer people into effective specialist services.

Course description

This knowledge-based drug & alcohol online training session will look at alcohol, prescription medication, NPS (former legal highs) and the different types of illegal drugs that are commonly used and the issues surrounding them.

Time: 10am – 1pm.
Date: Friday 15th January, 2021.
Cost: £30 per place (includes lifetime access to online resources and certificate).

Delivered by Tony D’Agostino on Zoom. Join anywhere, on any device.

An invite with details will be sent to you after you book a place.


“Excellent course, I really enjoyed the way the information was delivered to us, it was fun, didactic and useful!”


Aims and objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Recall basic definitions of commonly used terms

  • Distinguish between drug & alcohol facts and myths

  • Describe how various drugs affect the body

  • Use the unit measuring system to work out how much a client is drinking

  • Identify reasons why people use illegal drugs

  • Clarify when drug or alcohol use becomes a problem

  • Differentiate between different patterns of drug & alcohol use

  • Explain how substances are classified

  • Recall current drug and alcohol legislation

Drug & alcohol national occupational standards

Session One:

  • AA1 Recognise indications of substance misuse and refer individuals to specialists.

  • HSC233 Relate to, and interact with, individuals.

  • HSC3111 Promote the equality, diversity, rights and responsibilities of individuals.

  • AB2 Support individuals who are substance users.

  • HSC33 Develop your own knowledge and practice.

  • AD1 Raise awareness about substances, their use and effects.