Introduction to Working with Substance Misuse

With Ruth Edwards

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Introduction to Working with Substance Misuse

In this webinar, we join Ruth Edwards, in approaching the subject matter of drug and alcohol work through a harm reduction lens, where she challenges preconceptions and underscores the crucial importance of recognising the line of work as an integral aspect of any comprehensive, client-focused approach.

Ruth Edwards, a seasoned professional in the field, underscores the significance of understanding substance misuse as a vital component of the broader spectrum of client populations. By adopting a harm reduction perspective, participants will gain a nuanced understanding of how to approach and engage with individuals facing substance misuse issues, fostering empathy and effective communication.

The presentation seeks to dispel common fears and misconceptions surrounding the drug and alcohol sector, offering an authentic portrayal of what it's really like to work in this challenging yet rewarding field. Ruth Edwards shares her wealth of knowledge, providing participants with practical insights and tools to navigate the complexities of substance misuse.

The course covers a range of critical topics underlining the multifaceted nature of substance misuse work:

  1. Substance Classifications: Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of various substances, their classifications, and the implications for individuals facing misuse challenges.
  2. Why People Use Substances: Ruth explores the underlying reasons behind substance use, fostering a compassionate and holistic approach to client care.
  3. Harm Reduction: The course places a strong emphasis on harm reduction strategies, empowering participants to prioritize the well-being and safety of those dealing with substance misuse.
  4. Mental Health: Ruth delves into the intersection of substance misuse and mental health, providing insights into effective interventions and support.
  5. Approaches to Treatment: Participants will explore evidence-based approaches to treatment, ensuring a well-rounded skill set for addressing the diverse needs of clients.
  6. Lapse and Relapse: The course navigates the realities of lapse and relapse, offering practical guidance on how to support individuals during challenging moments.
  7. Relapse Prevention: Ruth provides a roadmap for implementing effective relapse prevention strategies, fostering sustained recovery.
  8. Significant Others: The course acknowledges the impact of substance misuse on relationships, guiding participants in understanding and supporting the significant others of individuals facing these challenges.

By enrolling in this course, you embark on a journey to not only expand your skill set but also contribute to a more compassionate and informed approach to working with substance misuse. Join Ruth Edwards and gain the tools needed to make a positive impact in the lives of individuals navigating the complexities of substance misuse.

This course is made up of two components: 
      - A video component (1hr03mins)
      - An assessment component (multiple choice questions)

Upon the completion of this training, you will receive a Digital Certificate of Completion

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