Basic Drug and Alcohol Awareness

Target Audience: 

This is a one day course for those professionals (voluntary and statutory) who work with children and young people and their parents/carers regularly (Group 2); who require a basic understanding of drugs and alcohol their misuse and their effects in terms of Safeguarding. 

The Training has been commissioned by the Cambridgeshire Drug and Alcohol Action Team (DAAT). 

Learning Outcomes: 
  • An awareness of common drugs, and what they look like 
  • A basic knowledge of the physical, psychological and social effects of drugs and alcohol
  • Ability to recognise drug/alcohol misuse 
  • Awareness of own attitudes to drug/alcohol use/misuse and how these may impact on your work with adults or young people 
  • Awareness of current trends in relation to use and misuse 
  • Understanding of treatment options for adult substance misusers 
  • Understanding of treatment options for young substance misusers 
  • Awareness of local specialist agencies working with adults and young people and when and how to refer to them. 
  • Increased confidence in dealing with drug/alcohol issues they may come across in their roles. 

Representative from Inclusion, Addaction and the CASUS Team will be facilitating the day