Alcohol & Drug Misuse - Support for those affected by others' misuse.

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Course Details

Price : €85.00

Duration : 1 day

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This presentation is designed to provide an overview of alcohol and drug misuse and its effect on families and friends.  There will be examples of best practice in relation to alcohol and drugs from both an abstinence view point and a harm reduction view point. Practical examples will be given to develop theory into practice. Above all this presentation is a practical application of relevant theory and evidence based practice in relation to alcohol and drug misuse and its effects. 

This 1 day presentation allows participants to discuss and reflect on common perceptions and misconceptions or attitudes towards family members and friends of people who problematically drink or use drugs. 

Suitable for: Counsellors, Therapists, Social Care Workers, Addiction Workers, Family Care Workers, Those who have life experience dealing with this issue. 

Venues and Locations

Dublin, Skylon Hotel, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 :Book Now »
26 Oct 2017 | 10am - 4pm
Applications must be completed by October 19th 2017

Programme Duration

1 day presentation delivered directly to the participants.

Programme certification

Certificate in "Alcohol & Drug Misuse - Support for those affected by others' misuse"

CPD points: To check if CPD points are available for this presentation with your Awarding Body / Organisation please contact our office on 098 25530

Programme Aims

The aim of this 1 day presentation is to enable participants to:

  1. Become aware of how living with problematic drug and alcohol use affects others.
  2. Aim to increase knowledge and insight around support that families and friends find practical and useful. 
  3. Become aware of current best practice with regards to supporting people who are affected by someone else's problematic alcohol or drug use. 

Programme Content

Participants will receive handouts and relevant literature to enable them to develop their understanding of the effects of alcohol and drug misuse on families members and friends, raise awareness appropriate to this level. 

During the presentation participants will have the opportunity to discuss the effects of alcohol and drug misuse impacts on the family / friends and develop better understandings around assisting/supporting the affected family members or friends. 

The methodology used in this presentation will be a combination of the following:

Participative: The participants will be asked to contribute to the presentation both in the large groups and also in smaller ones. 

Experiential: The presentation will allow participants to contribute by using examples of anonymous family members / friends or clients that they have supported or worked with or are currently supporting / working with.

Theory into practice: The presentation will involve discussions that will encourage participants to put the theory into practice.

Information giving: There will be handouts and information on relevant reading that will be distributed at each days training.

Worker led: The presentation will be flexible to the needs of the group.

Learning Outcomes

  • To build on and expand existing knowledge in relation to Alcohol and Drug Misuse and its effects on those affected by it within the group. 
  • To enhance confidence in participants in relation to their understanding of alcohol and its use/misuse in society. 
  • Increase awareness within the group of ways to support people who are affected by someone else's drug or alcohol use. 
  • To build awareness within the group regarding the effects of alcohol, both short term and long term, and to enhance knowledge relating to the effects on families and friends. 
  • To increase awareness within the group of strategies of working with people who are either alcohol dependent or abstinent. 
  • To allow space and time for participants to look at their own practice in relation to alcohol use/abuse and to develop best practice.
  • To allow space and time for participants to reflect on their own practice in relation to working with people who are affected by some else's drug and alcohol use and develop work practices in line with best practice. 

Entry Requirements

No specific entry requirements

Suitable for: Counsellors, Therapists, Nurse Practitioners, Social Care Workers, Addiction Workers, Family Care Workers, Those who have life experience dealing with this issue. 

Assessment

Assessment will be carried out through group work participation, discussions and exercises.

Other Information

The Learning Curve Institute offers a unique post course support system whereby students are provided with the contact details of the lecturer and are free to contact him/her with any questions they may have or that they would like the lecturer to help them with.

Materials

All materials are provided by The Learning Curve Institute.

Contact Details

Please contact The Learning Curve Institute on 098 25530 or info@thelearningcurve.ie for more information.

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