What the course covers:
The Introduction to drug and alcohol course teaches adults how to assist young people who are beginning to experiment with using substances, regularly using or using problematically. Course participants learn about the types of drugs, their effects on the body, stages of change and treatment options for young people. By the end of the course all participants will have the knowledge to assess, support and refer young people to appropriate services.
Topics covered include:
Three types of drugs
Stages of Change
Initial conversations for pre-contemplation
Effective treatment options
Drug induced psychotic states
Debunking myths and legends
This is a 14 hour course, which can be delivered as either:
A two-day training package (7 hours per day), OR
As four Separate modules (3.5 hours each)
Course participants receive a copy of the presentation and a Certificate of Completion.
Who can attend a course?
Any interested adult can attend, though please note this course is not for adolescents to attend. This course is also not a therapy or support group, rather it is an education course to learn how to assess, support and refer young people to appropriate services.