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Training for Those Working with Substance Users

 
Courses can be formed from these main subject areas:

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"" The New Psychoactive Substances – Designer Drugs & "Legal Highs"
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Motivational Interviewing (for substance users) – Advanced

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Solution-focused Brief Therapy (for substance users)

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Solution-focused Brief Therapy (for substance users) – Advanced

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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (for substance users)

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Alcohol: Screening & Brief Interventions

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Advanced Alcohol Awareness

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Managing Drunken Behaviour

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Alcohol and Young People

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Hidden Harm and Parenting Capacity

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Working with Elderly Drinkers

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Steroids & PIEDs

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Nicotine Awareness

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Alcohol: Screening and Brief Interventions

Alcohol Screening and Brief Interventions is an evidence-based intervention directed at people drinking at increasing and higher risk levels who are not typically seeking help for an alcohol problem.

There is a significant body of evidence supporting the effectiveness of these interventions. This identifies that for every eight people who receive simple alcohol advice, one will reduce their drinking to within lower-risk levels and that those who receive IBA as part of a visit to hospital Emergency Departments are less likely to re-attend.

NICE recommends that the NHS and local authorities prioritise the prevention of alcohol-use disorders as an 'invest to save' measure. They recommend that NHS professionals routinely carry out alcohol IBA as an integral part of practice and suggest that this can take place as part of new patient registrations, when screening for other conditions, when managing a range of chronic diseases or when promoting sexual health.

Furthermore NICE recommends that appropriately trained non-NHS professionals can also effectively deliver these interventions as part of interactions within the criminal justice system, drug treatment services, social services and higher education

Usual course length: 1 day

Courses can be tailor-made from the following elements:

  • Explaining the purpose of screening
  • Identifying the range of screening tools
  • Using the AUDIT tool to identify increasing-risk and high-risk drinking
  • Delivering simple brief advice to bring about changes in drinking behaviour using the FRAMES model
  • Identifying when onward referral is required and how to make such referrals appropriately
All our our Substance Use courses are mapped to the relevant DANOS Units.