Covered in this Course

The Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training course is broken down into 3 sections.

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.

Drug & Alcohol Awareness Training - The problems associated with misuse

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.

In section 2 of the Drugs and Alcohol Awareness training we look at the effects that drugs and alcohol can have on your health

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.

Drug & Alcohol Awareness - People and policies that should be in place

Drug & Alcohol Awareness Certificate

Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a 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 reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Drug & Alcohol Awareness Certificate includes your namecompany name (if applicable), name of course takenpass percentagedate of completionexpiry date and all relevant approvals.

Drug and Alcohol Awareness Certificate

Real User Reviews

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Based on 67 real user reviews.

4.42 out of 5
Easy to understand and work through

Structured very well, points made clear and easy to work through

5/5
very good

good source of information , concise but informative to .

5/5
Could not hear properly due to crackling

Could not hear the sound properly due to crackling and cutting out intermittedly, despite using off the cloud.

3/5
Excellent

No summary provided

5/5
Engaging easy to use course.

Overall a really good course;well timed with information that kept me engaged throughout and delivered the key points regarding alcohol and drug abuse in a clear and concise way. The test at the end is a good way to know whether you have took the information on board, really impressive.

5/5
Time consuming

Takes far too long

2/5
Really worthwhile and informative

I found the course really worthwhile and very informative. I have worked in the drug and alcohol field previously - I feel the content is really good.

5/5
Very good course

Very interesting,gives you the facts that drugs and alcohol can affect you,

4/5
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Legislation relating to Drugs and Alcohol

It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work. Take a look at relevant legislation below.

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.

Section 5 - Restriction of possession of controlled drugs

Alcohol Sales and Misuse 

More information, laws and legislations regarding alcohol sales and misuse can be found here - Alcohol Sales and Misuse