Drug and Alcohol Abuse Awareness

Drug and Alcohol abuse awareness course


Alcohol and drugs  can produce a whole spectrum of physical and mental problems which  can affect and  damage almost every part of the body, some irreversibly.  This awarenes course has been designed to help delegates  learn the physical, psychological and sociological effects of alcohol along with the   effects and health risks of  illegal drugs.




 2 to 2.5 hours


Course content


  • Introduction
  • WHO - Definition of Dependence
  • Physical signs and symptoms  of alcohol dependence
  • Psychological signs and symptoms of alcohol dependence
  • Long term effects of alcohol
  • Alcohol misuse in teenagers
  • Binge drinking
  • Common illegal drugs such as:
    • cocaine,
    • amphetamines,
    • benzodiazepines,
    • cannabis,
    • heroin,
    • ecstasy,
    • ketamine 
    • mephedrone
  • Misuse of over the counter medication and drugs
  • Volatile substances
  • Physical signs and symptoms of drug use
  • Psychological signs and symptoms of drug use
  • Health risks and effects of illegal drugs
  • Impact of drinking alcohol and taking drugs



Please contact MEDISAFE TRAINING  today on   0121 769 2827 for a very competitive unbeatable quote. The course price includes course handouts and certification for each delegate.




Assessment is ongoing by the instructor.




A certificate of attendance from MEDISAFE TRAINING will be emailed within 48 hours to the lead person subject to successful completion of the course by the delegate. Hard copy certificates can be provided at additional cost per certificate.

Important Information


Please note that the candidates should have satisfactory English literacy and numeracy skills to understand the course and to complete any assessments.


Please also note that  ID will need to be checked at the outset of the course for candidate verification process.


  • The training room should be quiet and of appropriate size.
  • Staff should be off work and not expected to be on duty.
  • Staff attending should remain on the course for the entire duration of the training course.