Working with Addictions Training

Why do we need it?

According to the charity Action on Addiction, 1 in 3 of us is addicted to something.

This means that we are all likely to be working with addictions in some way either personally, within our circle of family or friends or wider community.

To be of any support to those at risk, those of us working with addictions on a regular basis need a solid foundation of understanding around these key questions:

  • How does addiction develop?
  • What can we do to treat it?
  • What can we do to prevent it?

Our course will address these questions and better equip workers and carers to help the young or vulnerable people in their care to navigate this complex area.

Learning Outcomes for Working with Addictions Training:

  1. Define dependency.
  2. Distinguish dependencies from habits and identify the signs of dependency.
  3. Discuss the addictive process, the physiology of dependency, and the bio-psychosocial model of dependency.
  4. Describe types of dependencies, including gambling, work, exercise, sexual, and Internet dependencies, as well as co-dependence.

Who is Working with Addictions training for?

As well as Drugs workers this course is suited to those working with vulnerable children and young people, such as foster carers, social workers and housing officers.

Level: beginner / intermediate. This course can also be adapted to an advanced level for skilled practitioners.

Bespoke Options: this course can be combined with any of the following:

Legal Highs

‘Basic Drugs Awareness’ training

Intermediate Drugs Awareness training

Advanced Drugs Awareness training

As with all of our courses, a bespoke option is available at no additional cost, so give us a call or drop Tori a line on admin@socialcaretrainingsolutions.com to discuss how this vital learning can be tailored to meet your needs.

Or feel free to view booking options HERE.

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