Cumbria Alcohol and Drug Advisory Service

Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training

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Alcohol and drugs are part of the fabric of our society. Many of us use them socially without negative consequences and millions of people are prescribed them by GPs to help with illness and disease. However, some people using substances do so problematically. This can be detrimental to their health, relationships and potentially their future.

This full-day course will provide practitioners with a general awareness of substance related issues relevant to their practice. The course will cover:

  • Recognising types/effects of common substances
  • Understanding why people use substances
  • Exploring own attitudes and beliefs towards substances
  • Healthy guidelines on units and harm minimisation
  • The social, health and legal implications of substance use
  • How to get support from local services
  • How to promote conversations about substance use in your setting

This course suitable for anyone over the age of 18 who wishes to understand the issues surrounding substance use and how they might support someone who is using substances problematically.

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Useful Resources

Unit Calculator

Think you might be drinking too much? Use DrinkAware's handy unit calculator to work out how many units of alcohol you are consuming along with recommended weekly guidelines.

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Drug A-Z

Want to know more about drugs? Their nicknames, effects and risks? FRANK has a fantastic drug A-Z where you can find all of the information you need.

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Self-Help

Are you waiting for recovery support? Would you like to know how to support yourself in the meantime? We have 10 self-care tips that could help you.

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Legal Highs

Want more information on New Psychoactive Substances (legal highs)? Including the effects, risks and their legality? FRANK has some fantastic information for you.

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Contact us

If you would like a member of staff at Cadas to call you back for information or to refer yourself into our service, then please get in touch.

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Contact us

If you would like a member of staff at Cadas to call you back for information or to refer yourself into our service, then please get in touch.

Donate

MAKE A DONATION

Lend much needed financial support which assists with the ongoing delivery of our vital support services. Click here to donate.

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