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Why might you need a Working With Addictions Course?

The statistics are pretty startling – 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 in our wider community.

I am sure that you would agree that the effects of addiction can be crippling for both those affected and the people around them.

Our working with addictions course gives those of us wanting to offer support a solid foundation of understanding around:

  • 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 from the Working with Addictions course 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.

Who is an addictions course suitable for?

We have created this training in response to conversations with foster carers and social workers, who have benefitted greatly from it. It is also suitable for housing officers and drugs workers.

As with all of our courses, a bespoke option is available at no additional cost.

Drop Tori a line on admin@socialcaretrainingsolutions.com to discuss how this vital learning can be tailored to meet your needs, or head over to view prices HERE.

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