Drug and Alcohol Policy Development

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Course Details

Duration : 1 or 2 Day

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This programme is designed to assist organizations in the development of their drug and/or alcohol policy.

Programme Duration

1-2 day workshop depending on level needed.

Programme certification

Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Policy Development from The Learning Curve Institute.

Programme Aims

The aim of this 1-2 day workshop is to enable participants to become aware of some of the issues present in policy development relating to drugs and alcohol.

It is designed to have an end product, a “mock” policy, developed by the group.

In reality this will be group led with approximately 4-5 people in each group producing a relevant policy. The overall aim of the programme is to allow space and time regarding the development of an alcohol/drug policy.

Programme Content

Students will receive handouts and relevant literature to enable them to develop their understanding of drug and alcohol policy development appropriate to this level. In each session students will have the opportunity to observe and participate in role-plays and discussions in relation to policy development.

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

Participative: The participants will be asked to contribute to the training both in the large group and also in smaller ones. There will be a number of exercises throughout the training that are designed for the group to be split up into smaller groups.

Experiential: The training will allow participants to contribute by using examples of anonymous clients that they have worked with or are currently working with.

Theory into practice: The training will allow some role plays 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 training will be flexible to the needs of the group.

Learning Outcomes

  • To build on and expand existing knowledge in relation to Policy Development within the group. 
  • To enhance confidence in participants in relation to their understanding of formulating a policy and its impact on their organisation. 
  • To enhance participants awareness of the process of policy development in the area of substance misuse. To allow space and time for participants to look at their own policies in relation to alcohol/drug use/abuse and to develop best practice.

Entry Requirements

No specific entry requirements



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.


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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