Drug Misuse

This outstanding training course comprehensively explores drug misuse, helping you to understand the intricacies of drug dependency so you can provide the best possible support for those in your care.

Being able to identify the signs and build a greater understanding of drug misuse will assist you to respond appropriately and support the individual towards recovery.

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 85 to 95 minutes. Remember, of course, different people learn at different rates for various reasons.


Printable PDF Syllabus

The syllabus includes, for example:

  • What is drug misuse?
  • Progression of drug misuse
  • Experimental stage
  • Recreational stage
  • Substance misuse
  • Dependence
  • Causes of drug use
  • Recognising drug use
  • Behavioural signs and symptoms
  • Physical evidence
  • Caring for drug users
  • Classification of drugs
  • Anaesthetics
  • Phencyclidine (PCP)
  • Ketamine
  • Cannabinoid substances
  • Depressant substances
  • Alcohol
  • Stages of intoxication
  • Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB)
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Hallucinogens
  • Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD)
  • Magic mushrooms
  • Inhalants
  • Opioids
  • Heroin
  • Methadone
  • Steroids
  • Stimulants
  • Amphetamines
  • Ecstasy
  • Cocaine & crack cocaine
  • Nicotine
  • Intervention
  • Diagnosis
  • Dual diagnosis
  • Recovery
  • Treatment
  • Detoxification
  • Withdrawal
  • Support groups
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Cravings
  • Lapses and relapse