About Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training

In recent years, there has been an increase in drug, alcohol, and substance misuse in the United Kingdom. Drugs may destroy people’s lives, and some of the most commonly used drugs, such as cocaine, cannabis, LSD, and heroin, lead to addiction that users cannot overcome. Managers in any workplace are uniquely placed to detect early signs of drug or alcohol abuse and put structures in place to minimise the damaging health, social, and economic effects of substance misuse in the UK.

Our Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training course teaches learners how to support employees and service users struggling with substance abuse. It also raises awareness of the size and scale of substance misuse in the UK, the most commonly abused drugs, and recognising warning signs of a problem. This course also focuses on how managers and organisations can protect the interests of the business and the people for whom they have a duty of care.

Learning Objectives of Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training

After completing this Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training course, the learner will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of substance misuse.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the different types of illegal drugs.
  • Understand the legal, health, and social implications of drug and alcohol abuse.
  • Understand how organisations and individuals are expected to handle substance misuse issues.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the statistics on drug and alcohol abuse in the UK.
  • Describe the various types of drug treatment services available in the UK.
  • Plan a drug intervention and understand when someone requires assistance.

Who should take Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training course?

This Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training course is ideal for those working in high-risk industries like hospitality and construction and anyone who manages or works with vulnerable people like adolescents.

Why choose This Course from the School of Health Care?

  • Unlimited access to the course
  • Instant e-certificate and hard copy dispatch by 10 working days.
  • Course material developed by qualified professionals.
  • Self-paced learning is accessible via laptop, tablet and smartphone.
  • 24/7 Learning assistance and tutor support.
  • No hidden fees or exam charges.
  • Discounts on bulk purchases.

Assessment Method

After completing each module, you will get MCQ quizzes to assess your learning. You will move through the later modules upon successful completion (60% correct answer at least) of the quiz test. This process continues till the end of the course. Apart from this, you do not need to sit for any other assessments.


After completing the course, you can instantly download your certificate for FREE. The hard copy of the certification will be on your doorstep via post, which will cost £13.99 (if claimed by the learner). We usually review courses to ensure their quality and to deliver up-to-date training content for your chosen subject. It is worth noting that while certificates do not expire. But, we recommend reviewing or renewing them on an annual basis.

Course Curriculum

01: Introduction
Module 01: Introduction 00:10:00
Module 01 Final Quiz – Introduction 00:10:00
02: Historical Overview
Module 02: Historical Overview 00:30:00
Module 02 Final Quiz Exam – Historical Overview 00:10:00
03: Nature of Addiction
Module 03: Nature of Addiction 00:15:00
Module 03 Final Quiz Exam – Nature of Addiction 00:10:00
04: Policy Initiatives and Strategy in Alcohol and Drug Use
Module 04: Policy Initiatives and Strategy in Alcohol and Drug Use 00:25:00
Module 04 Final Quiz Exam – Policy Initiatives and Strategy in Alcohol and Drug Use 00:10:00
05: Understanding Alcohol Abuse
Module 05: Understanding Alcohol Abuse 00:35:00
Module 05 Final Quiz Exam – Understanding Alcohol Abuse 00:10:00
06: Drug Addiction & Abuse
Module 06: Drug Addiction & Abuse 00:30:00
Module 06 Final Quiz Exam – Drug Addiction & Abuse 00:10:00

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  1. 5

    very informative . love that you can download / print the information to keep