Drug and Alcohol Awareness


This course is intended to provide you with the information you need to understand and spot the signs of drug and alcohol misuse. It covers the legal and social implications for the individual and for your company if you find out an employee is misusing drugs. This course discusses the law, different types of drugs, and policies that can be put in place to protect yourself, your business and your employees.


CPD, IIRSM & Institute of Hospitality Approved

Course Description
This course is aimed at managers and staff in all industries who play a role in reducing drug, alcohol
and substance misuse in the UK.

The Drug and Alcohol Awareness course starts with official statistics to illustrate the scale of drug and
alcohol abuse in the UK.

You’ll learn in detail about commonly used drugs, including cannabis, cocaine, heroin, LSD, ecstasy
and some new designer drugs.

Turning to alcohol abuse, the course will show you how to introduce a 4-stage plan to deal with any
problems – including how to write an effective Drug and Alcohol Policy. Beyond this the course will
explore best business practice in terms of HR, legislation, spotting signs of drug misuse and the
implementation of workplace solutions.

The Drug and Alcohol Awareness course also explains how the Advisory, Conciliation and
Arbitration Service (ACAS) can help with effective alcohol and drugs policies and the
development of related management skills.

Finally, it looks at current drug treatments and the options for outside support available to
individuals and organisations.

Course Content 

  • Statistics and Signs of Misuse
  • Illegal Drugs
  • Alcohol Misuse
  • Company Best Practice
  • Drug Treatment and Further Support

Learning Objectives
By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the scale of drug and alcohol abuse and recognise the signs of misuse leading to
    effects on the employee and the workplace.
  • Recognise your legal positions and recognise an effective policy will help to address
    employees with an addiction problem.
  • Define best practice in an effective policy to address your company position on drug and
    alcohol abuse and what help is available.
  • Identify the 4 step process in regards to dealing with individuals with alcohol issues.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at managers and staff in all industries who have a critical role to play in reducing
drug, alcohol and substance misuse in the UK.

Online training is flexible, efficient and cost-effective, so candidates can progress through the
modules at their own pace, in their own time, making it easy to fit the training around their work
and personal life.

Further Progression
Other courses that would be useful for candidates taking this one include Conflict Management, and
Leadership skills.

Recommended System Requirements
• Browser: Up to date web browser
• Video: Up to date video drivers
• Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
• Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)

Duration: 80 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off.
It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions)


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