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Course Overview

People who misuse alcohol, tobacco, mood-inducing drugs, or any other legal and illegal substance that have detrimental effects on their physical, mental, social, and overall well-being require assistance to overcome such situations. A substance misuse outreach worker is often the first point of contact with their recovery.

The profession of a Substance Misuse Outreach Worker is a rewarding career choice, as it makes a significant difference in thousand’s of people’s lives every year. The determination to work towards the betterment of struggling adults and troubled youngsters is the first prerequisite of this vocation and requires a clear understanding of the psychological, physical, and social aspects involved here.

This Substance Misuse Outreach Worker Course is developed to provide the fundamental knowledge and the core roles and responsibilities you require. The course discusses the basic skills and essential mindset required to excel in this occupation. In addition to that, you will explore the legal aspects and case studies of substance abuse and how can you utilise them to help struggling individuals. Along with the discussion on negative impacts, the importance of exploring the positive ones that drive them to substance abuse in the first place is also explored.

By the end of this course, you will understand the theoretical ideas and the science behind why we do what we do and what veers people towards substance misuse. It will enable you to be better equipped with the essential knowledge to grow a career and excel in this rewarding profession.

Key Topics to Be Covered

  • Different common drugs, alcohol, ecstasies, prescribed drugs, and their physical mental effect on the user.
  • A five-stage process to conceptualise how people think about substance misuse, to change their behaviour.
  • The Nature of Substance Misuse: biological, psychological and social perspectives
  • The central principles of clinical supervision 
  • Explore the four key areas where people experience the negative effects of substance abuse.
  • The pharmacological agents in managing substance misuse problems
  • Implementing substance use policy in accord to the Legislation Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 
  • A comprehensive practical career guide for the substance abuse workers.
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Learning Outcomes

  • How to engage, motivate, and support substance misusers and their families to make changes in their behaviour and actions in relation to substance misuse.
  • Learn the physical and psychological factors that instigate drug abuse to a loss of control.
  • Discover the core skills in assessment and the planning needed to identify and manage drug dependence.
  • Explore the reason youngsters give on why they abuse and the actual reasons they do it.
  • Learn how substance misuse doesn’t only affect the individual, but also their family, entire communities, and society as a whole. 
  • Identify and prepare for withdrawal effects, that can lead to anxiety, seizures, hallucinations, and tremors along with physical discomfort.
  • The methods in exploring and identifying strengths, including personal, family, social, and other positive networks you can use to achieve treatment and recovery goals.
  • Find out the legal consequences of substance abuse and how to use this knowledge in motivating rehabilitation and prevention.

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Your Path to Success

Upon completion, you will be equipped with comprehensive knowledge and skills to tackle different scenarios you may face as a social outreach professional. As this knowledge and skill is highly employable in various sectors, you have the opportunity to utilise your skills as an outreach worker in a drop-in rehabilitation centre, counselling, referral service, education and training programs, healthcare, youth care work, juvenile correction facilities, and various detox programs. With more experience, you will be able to move into management and mentoring roles as a social worker.

Skills You Will Gain

  • Counselling skills
  • Social working skills
  • Communication and Interpersonal skills            
  • Psychosocial skills
  • Empathy                    
  • Physical care skills                 
  • Observational skill                
  • Teamwork skill

Is This Substance Misuse Outreach Worker Course Right for You?

This Substance Misuse Outreach Worker course is perfect for anyone who is interested in a career in social working and enthusiastic about making a difference to the world.

This comprehensive guide is also great for practising professionals who have acquired some practical knowledge but lack theoretical understanding and require attestation of their skills. Any GPs, health professionals or correction facilities executives will find this course beneficial to help them to deal with substance misuse problems.

The CPD Accredited Certification will boost your resume to help you stand out among other candidates.

Assessment Process

Once you have finished the learning stages in the course, your abilities will be assessed by an automated multiple-choice question session, after which you will receive the results immediately.

Showcase Your Accomplishment of New Skills: Get a Certification of Completion

To receive the CPD and IAO approved certificate, learners must successfully complete the course assessment. For only £10, you may obtain digital certificates. Learners in the UK can buy printed hard copies for £29, while overseas students can buy printed hard copies for £39.

Course Curriculum

Module 01: Substance Misuse and Outreach Worker
Substance Misuse and Outreach Worker 00:13:00
Module 02: Substances: Drugs, Alcohol and Others
Substances Drugs, Alcohol and Others 00:06:00
Module 03: Abuses of Substance Misuse
Abuses of Substance Misuse 00:14:00
Module 04: Why People Use Drug and Alcohol?
Why People Use Drug and Alcohol 00:17:00
Module 05: The Nature of Substance Misuse: Biological, Psychological and Social Perspectives
The Nature of Substance Misuse Biological, Psychological and Social Perspective 00:18:00
Module 06: Understand Possible Causes of Substance and Drug Abuse
Understand Possible Causes of Substance and Drug Abuse 00:09:00
Module 07: Implementing Substance Use Policy
Implementing Substance Use Policy 00:14:00
Module 08: Effects of Drugs on the Body and Mind
Effects of Drugs on the Body and Mind 00:12:00
Module 09: Enhancing Assessment and Treatment of Substance Misuse
Enhancing Assessment and Treatment of Substance Misuse 00:27:00
Module 10: Health Consideration
Health Consideration 00:19:00
Module 11: Specific Treatment Situations
Specific Treatment Situations 00:11:00
Module 12: Substance Misusers: Children
Substance Misusers Children 00:07:00
Module 13: Risk Factors
Risk Factors 00:06:00
Module 14: Pharmacological Agents Used in the Management of Substance Misuse Problems
Pharmacological Agents Used in the Management of Substance Misuse Problems 00:07:00
Module 15: Planning and Implementing a Practice Improvement Subject
Planning and Implementing a Practice Improvement Subject 00:08:00
Module 16: Prevention and Awareness
Prevention and Awareness 00:20:00
Module 17: Substance Use Capabilities Across All Level of Social Work
Substance Use Capabilities Across All Level of Social Work 00:05:00
Module 18: Career Consultancy
Career Consultancy 00:06:00


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