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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 touched by addiction in some way either personally, within our circle of family or friends or wider community.

I am sure that you would agree that effects of addiction can be crippling for both those affected and the people around them. To be of any support to those at risk we need a solid foundation of understanding around:

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

We have created a brand new course to address these questions. The course will better equip workers and carers to help the young or vulnerable people in their care navigate this complex area.

The Learning Outcomes you can expect are:

  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.

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