Alcohol Misuse

This outstanding training resource tackles the realities of alcohol misuse, giving you the knowledge and understanding you need to recognise the signs and respond effectively.

Alcohol misuse can have a disastrous impact on an individual’s wellbeing: physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. You need to be able to recognise alcohol dependence, take action and help the individual towards recovery to best promote their quality of life.

A ‘must have’ for induction, refresher, management and vocational training.

Plus, every trainee receives a FREE training certificate on completion of the course!


SCTV is the only online care training provider to be accredited by the BAC as well as CPD, assuring you of best quality training and service.


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As a guide, this course should take between 60 to 70 minutes. Remember, of course, different people learn at different rates for various reasons.

Printable PDF Syllabus

The syllabus includes, for example:

  • What is alcohol misuse?
  • Stages of progression
  • The experimental stage
  • The recreational stage
  • Alcohol misuse
  • Alcohol dependence
  • Signs of dependence
  • Causes of alcohol misuse
  • Recognising intoxication
  • Caring for individuals with alcohol problems
  • What is alcohol?
  • Alcohol strength
  • How alcohol is metabolised
  • Effects of alcohol misuse
  • Health problems
  • The liver & liver failure
  • Alcoholic hepatitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Fatty liver
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Behavioural changes
  • Friends and family
  • Interventions
  • Diagnosis & dual diagnosis
  • Recovery
  • Stages of recovery
  • Abstinence & cutting down
  • Treatment
  • Detoxification
  • Withdrawal
  • Medication
  • Support groups
  • Cravings
  • Relapse & lapses