Alcohol and Drugs Awareness

Sifa Fireside


Title: Alcohol and Drugs Awareness
Duration: Half day*
Location: SIFA Fireside, 48-52 Allcock Street, Digbeth, B9 4DY**
Cost: £35 pp/half day

What does the training cover?

Discover the effects and risks associated with alcohol misuse and the broad range of psychoactive substances, and how people can be supported.

The training will include:

  • Different categories of psychoactive substances
  • Effects and risks associated with these substances
  • An introduction to New Psychoactive Substances (NPS/ ‘Legal Highs’)
  • Supporting those misusing these substances
  • Defining an alcohol problem
  • Alcohol units
  • Effects of alcohol on physical and psychological health
  • Supporting those who misuse alcohol

Benefit from our trainer’s extensive experience of working with people affected by substance misuse and addiction and his unique insight into the complexity of supporting those with substance misuse problems.

Who is this training aimed at?

Anyone who would like to further their understanding and gain practical information on how to support people who misuse drugs and alcohol.

Background information

Drug and alcohol misuse affects not only the health and life chances of the individual, but negatively impacts on their personal relationships , on family life and on society as a whole.

Conversely, family or relationship breakdown, trauma, or ones life experiences can contribute to people’s misuse of alcohol and drugs.

Many people erroneously believe that drug and alcohol misuse is a personal choice or the result of moral weakness. Evidence increasingly suggests, however, that prolonged drug and alcohol use causes specific brain (neurochemical) changes that makes it difficult for the user to control their habit or exercise choice.

Find out more about our in-house specialist trainer David Coombes. Click Here

Enquiries: If you would like to find out about other courses that we run, or have a specific area of interest please email to discuss your requirements.

*Can be run as a half or full day course

**For a minimum number, this course can be delivered at your workplace, please contact to discuss your requirements

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