Level 1 Awareness of Substance Misuse

  • Age: 18+
  • Level: Foundation
  • Study time: 20 hours
Enhance your knowledge about substance misuse with our online course.
Substance Misuse
An introductory course into substance misuse, suitable for those working in any place of work.
  • Modules: 9
  • Exams: 4

  • Learners for this course must be aged 18 years old or older - learners must use this course in line with our Child Protection Policy
  • Minimum of level 1 literacy is recommended (GCSE grade G/level 1 or above)
  • You will need access to a computer and internet connection to complete this course
  • We do not recommend anyone who is currently misusing substances to undertake this course. Care Academy cannot be held responsible for any actions taken by an individual who undertakes this course and ignores this advise.

What's included?

  • 9 e-books
  • 13 self-led presentations
  • 4 assessments
  • Full reference list with useful links for further reading
  • Certificate on successful completion of the course

Course Aims

  • Know which substances are commonly misused and why
  • Identify possible signs of substance misuse
  • Be aware of the social and personal effects of substance misuse
  • Be aware of the perceptions and responses to substance misuse

Course Modules

  • Introduction
  • Reasons and factors why people use substances
  • Types of substances misused, signs, symptoms and their effects
  • Misleading signs and symptoms
  • Effects on society
  • Gaining support and advice
  • How stereotyping affects users
  • How the media affect people's perceptions
  • How substance misuse in society can be responded to

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