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Alcohol Awareness

This course will equip staff and volunteers with the knowledge and skills that will assist and enable them to work with alcohol users more effectively.

The course will focus on the effects and associated risks of alcohol; reasons for “risky” alcohol use; current legislation relating to alcohol; safer drinking advice; and, treatment options for people who drink at increasing-risk, higher-risk and harmful drinking levels.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • outline the history of alcohol
  • list up-to-date information about alcohol’s effects and risks
  • define alcohol units and recommended limits
  • explain the link between tolerance, dependence and withdrawal from alcohol
  • give examples of a range of treatment options, including detoxification.
  • discuss the role of peer support and mutual aid in promoting recovery from problematic and dependent drinking

Who is this course for?

The course is designed for anyone who has an interest, volunteers or works in a health or social care setting and, who comes into contact with people who misuse alcohol

Dates, duration and venue

Date TBC
Duration One full day
Venue Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 3BL.

Please note that all course dates, times and locations will be confirmed closer to the date.

As a patient

As a service user, relative or carer using our services, sometimes you may need to turn to someone for help, advice, and support. 

Find resources for carers and service users  Contact the Trust