Key Features & Benefits of this Course
- Complete this course in under an hour
- CPD & RoSPA approved
- Recognise issues before they become a problem
- Suitable for all industries
- Can be used for non-work related purposes
- End of course test and printable certificate
- Free trial, online demo and bulk discounts available
- We also supply refresher courses
Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training Course Contents
1. The Problem with Drugs and Alcohol
In this section we look at how drinking or drug taking can affect someone’s work. We look at responsibilities. We explain what substance misuse means and talk about who may be at risk of addiction and the factors which may influence this happening.
2. The Effects that Drugs and Alcohol Can Have on Health
This section concentrates on how alcohol and different types of drugs can affect health. It talks about alcohol units and addiction. It looks at the different categories and classes of drugs. And we summarise the most common drugs detailing their short and long-term effects.
3. People and Policies
What can be done about the problem? All organisations are different, so we've included a downloadable reference guide to help create a policy to suit YOU. We look at the signs of substance abuse. Finally, we suggest a variety of ways to cut down on drinking.
Test & Certificate
This Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training, and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout. As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to re-print certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
Legislation relating to Drugs and Alcohol
The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971
What is included in the Misuse of Drugs Act?
The Misuse of Drugs Act creates three classes of controlled substances - A, B and C, and different penalties, depending on the class, for illegal or unlicensed possession and possession with intent to supply.
Offences under the Act include:
- Possession of a controlled drug unlawfully
- Possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply it
- Supplying or offering to supply a controlled drug
- Allowing premises you occupy or manage to be used unlawfully for the purpose of producing or supplying controlled drugs
(1) Subject to any regulations under section 7 of this Act for the time being in force, it shall not be lawful for a person to have a controlled drug in his possession.
(2) Subject to section 28 of this Act and to subsection (4) below, it is an offence for a person to have a controlled drug in his possession in contravention of subsection (1) above.
(3) Subject to section 28 of this Act, it is an offence for a person to have a controlled drug in his possession, whether lawfully or not, with intent to supply it to another in contravention of section 4(1) of this Act.
(4) In any proceedings for an offence under subsection (2) above in which it is proved that the accused had a controlled drug in his possession, it shall be a defence for him to prove —
(a) that, knowing or suspecting it to be a controlled drug, he took possession of it for the purpose of preventing another from committing or continuing to commit an offence in connection with that drug and that as soon as possible after taking possession of it he took all such steps as were reasonably open to him to destroy the drug or to deliver it into the custody of a person lawfully entitled to take custody of it; or
(b) that, knowing or suspecting it to be a controlled drug, he took possession of it for the purpose of delivering it into the custody of a person lawfully entitled to take custody of it and that as soon as possible after taking possession of it he took all such steps as were reasonably open to him to deliver it into the custody of such a person.
Alcohol Sales and Misuse
More information, laws and legislations regarding alcohol sales and misuse can be found here - Alcohol Sales and Misuse