Alcohol and drug awareness

23 May 2017 - 12:30 to 16:00
SIFA Fireside Conference room, 48-52 Allcock Street, Birmingham, B9 4DY

Drug and alcohol misuse affects not only the health and life chances of the individual, but negatively impacts on their personal relationships , on family life and on society as a whole.

Conversely, family or relationship breakdown, trauma, or ones life experiences can contribute to the misuse of alcohol and drugs.

The training will include:

◾Different categories of psychoactive substances
◾Effects and risks associated with these substances
◾An introduction to New Psychoactive Substances (NPS/ ‘Legal Highs’)
◾Supporting those misusing these substances
◾Defining an alcohol problem
◾Alcohol units
◾Effects of alcohol on physical and psychological health
◾Supporting those who misuse alcohol

Many people erroneously believe that drug and alcohol misuse is a personal choice or the result of moral weakness. Evidence increasingly suggests, however, that prolonged drug and alcohol use causes specific brain (neurochemical) changes that makes it difficult for the user to control their habit or exercise choice.

Benefit from our trainer’s extensive experience of working with people affected by substance misuse and addiction and his unique insight into the complexity of supporting those with substance misuse problems.


Book online quoting "BVSC" in the comments box.