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Substance Misuse Prevention & Drugs and Alcohol Awareness - CPD Certified

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4 hours
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10 CPD hours / points
  • Certificate of completion - Digital certificate - Free
  • Certificate of completion - Hard copy certificate - £9.99
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Taking inspiration from prominent figures like Sir Anthony Hopkins, who overcame alcohol addiction, this Drugs and Alcohol Awareness Training course exemplifies the power of knowledge and awareness in combating substance misuse.

[Updated 2023]

The prevalence of substance misuse has highlighted the demand for trained specialists in this field. Our "Substance Misuse Prevention & Drugs and Alcohol Awareness" course delivers expert knowledge on addiction, prevention, and recovery. Become active in building a more resilient society by understanding and addressing these vital issues. Gain your online certification in "Substance Misuse Prevention & Drugs and Alcohol Awareness" and open multiple career opportunities. Could you make a difference with us today?

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the complex nature of drug and alcohol addiction.
  • Recognise the impacts and indicators of substance misuse in the workplace.
  • Learn about effective prevention strategies and awareness-raising initiatives.
  • Become familiar with UK laws and acts regarding substance misuse.
  • Gain knowledge on the process of recovery and post-treatment care for addiction.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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This comprehensive course provides an in-depth understanding of substance misuse, focusing on drugs and alcohol addiction. Starting with a broad overview of drugs and alcohol, the Substance Misuse Prevention & Drugs and Alcohol Awareness training takes you through the various aspects of addiction, its physiological and psychological impacts, and the societal consequences. It equips you with critical knowledge about prevention and awareness initiatives to mitigate the risk of addiction.

Drugs and Alcohol Awareness Course Curriculum:

  • Module 1: Introduction to Drugs and Alcohol Addiction
  • Module 2: Overview of Drugs
  • Module 3: Overview of Alcohol
  • Module 4: Prevention and Awareness
  • Module 5: Drugs and Alcohol Abuse at Workplace
  • Module 6: Drugs and Alcohol Policy at Workplace
  • Module 7: Treatment of Drugs and Alcohol Addiction
  • Module 8: Recovery and Post-Treatment Care
  • Module 9: Laws and Acts on Drugs
  • Module 10: Moving Beyond Addiction

The Substance Misuse Prevention & Drugs and Alcohol Awareness Training course also delves into the significant issue of substance abuse at the workplace, exploring effective policies to address this matter. In addition, you will learn about the various treatment options available for drug and alcohol addiction, as well as vital information on recovery and post-treatment care.

Finally, the Substance Misuse Prevention & Drugs and Alcohol Awareness course covers the pertinent laws and acts concerning drugs in the UK. It aims to empower you with the skills to support individuals in moving beyond addiction, fostering a healthier and safer environment.

Who is this course for?

This Substance Misuse Prevention & Drugs and Alcohol Awareness course is designed for individuals seeking to expand their understanding of substance misuse, addiction, and recovery. This could include healthcare professionals such as nurses, social workers, and counsellors who regularly deal with substance-related cases. The course could also be beneficial for human resource experts and managers who want to establish an informed and effective policy on drugs and alcohol in the workplace. Community leaders, teachers, and parents seeking to raise awareness and prevent substance abuse within their spheres may also find this course highly valuable.


  • No formal qualifications required, anyone from any academic background can take this course.
  • Access to any internet-enabled smart device.

Career path

  • Substance Abuse Counselor: £25,000 - £40,000 per year
  • Drug and Alcohol Support Worker: £18,000 - £25,000 per year
  • Addiction Recovery Coach: £20,000 - £35,000 per year
  • Drug and Alcohol Outreach Worker: £20,000 - £28,000 per year
  • Public Health Officer: £25,000 - £45,000 per year
  • Policy Advisor on Substance Abuse: £30,000 - £50,000 per year

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Certificate of completion - Digital certificate

Digital certificate - Included

Certificate of completion - Hard copy certificate

Hard copy certificate - £9.99

Inside the UK student have to pay an additional delivery fee of £10, whereas International students are required to pay an additional fee of £19.99 to receive a hard copy of the certificate delivered to their address.


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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

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An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.