Responding to Substance Misuse


This Responding to Substance Misuse course is designed to introduce the use and misuse of a wide range of drugs, including both legal and illegal substances.

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Course Outline

The Responding to Substance Misuse course covers a wide range of issues related to substance misuse, including the social effects, health issues and various responses and interventions. The Responding to Substance Misuse course is excellent training for those working within a substance misuse environment and offers guidance at a comprehensive level.

The Responding to Substance Misuse course aims to provide knowledge of a wide range of substance misuse issues and the variety of responses and interventions available and provide the student with knowledge and understanding that can be used by those who either personally, voluntary or professionally have a special interest in this field. The objectives of the Responding to Substance Misuse course are to provide the student with an educational achievement that could enhance their career prospects in the area of substance use and misuse, as well as provide them with knowledge and information to support their current interests or job roles.

This Responding to Substance Misuse course has been mapped to DANOS (Drug and Alcohol National Occupational Standards) and can be found on the DANOS Learning Resources Database. It helps people to develop their knowledge, skills and competence in the following DANOS units: AA1, AA3, AA4, AB2, AB5, AC1, AD1, AF2.

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This course has undergone a rigorous independent accreditation process by The CPD Group.

Our training materials, support structure and processes have been certified as robust and of the highest quality,

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Why Study This Course?

  • Provides detailed information on a variety of substances and the effects they have
  • Looks at current legislation and the Government’s strategy on drugs
  • Covers various responses to drug use and the services available


  • Module 1: Symptoms, Effects and Paraphernalia of Drug Use
  • Module 2: The Law; Responses to Drug Use, including
  • Module 3: Harm Reduction and Interventions
  • Module 4: Drugs History and Current Drug Use
  • Module 5: Drug Facts
  • Module 6: Volatile Substance Abuse
  • Module 7: Young People’s Use of Alcohol and Drugs
  • Module 8: Drug Use And Blood-Borne Viruses

How it Works

The programme is carried out using a comprehensive blended learning resource pack which can be kept to record a staff members development in the subject. Assessment is done by a multiple choice question paper and completion of workbook.

Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available when purchasing the Responding to Substance Misuse course, therefore registration fee, certification fee, Tutor guide and end of unit examination is included in the course price for you.