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.
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.
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 name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.
Real user reviews
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THE CONTENTS WERE GOOD, HOWEVER I FEEL THAT A MORE DESCRIPTIVE DRUG AWARENESS MIGHT BE GOOD. AS AN EMPLOYER I AM AWARE OF ALCOHOL ABUSE AND FUNCTIONING ALCOHOLICS AND WHAT TO LOOK FOR. DRUG USE, AND IDENTIFYING MORE SIGNS OF ABUSE MIGHT BE HELPFUL. THERE ARE SO MANY DRUGS AVAILABLE IT SOMETIMES HARD TO CONFIRM DRUG ABUSE, OTHER THAN THE OBVIOUS SIGNS THIS IS JUST MY OPINION
This course covers drug and alcohol issues in the workplace. Whilst it contains useful info, it's not aimed at staff who work with those with dependencies.
I think this was a very good yet simple course that highlights some important points regarding drugs and alcohol and think this would be very useful for all members of staff.
The awareness and content of this course is really good.
Well presented, detailed and informative. I have covered this course before as a volunteer for St John Ambulance but felt this was very much improved.
good visual representation of the drug`s and their effects, I now have a better awareness of the effects of drugs / alcohol and better able to spot the effects
Very helpful and informative even for someone with experience of drug and alcohol awareness.
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.
Alcohol Sales and Misuse
More information, laws and legislations regarding alcohol sales and misuse can be found here - Alcohol Sales and Misuse