Addiction, dependency and recovery

The Training Exchange
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

This is a 1 day course in Bristol (you come to us)

Also available as a 2 day course for teams in-house (we come to you)


Training will be delivered face-to-face with Covid-safety measures and clear guidance in place.

If for any reason the course cannot be delivered face-to-face, we will take a flexible and responsive approach to keep people learning by delivering the training on the same day as a live interactive online session or transferring bookings to the next available dates.


Course overview:
Exploring the role of drugs within society, the factors that contribute to the drug using experience, how people change and the routes to recovery. Learn what tolerance, withdrawal, addiction and dependency mean and how this relates to a clear understanding of recovery.

This comprehensive overview will develop or refresh your confidence to work with drug and alcohol users.

Course aim:

  • To develop the groups understanding of critical issues in working with drug use and addiction

Course objectives:

By the end of the course participants will have had opportunities to:

  • Understand the context of drug use
  • Describe the key concepts of dependency and addiction
  • Understand the philosophy of harm reduction
  • Identify the client’s readiness for change
  • Assess the clients needs and make appropriate referral/interventions


Maximum group size: 16 people

Target audience:

This course is applicable to practitioners supporting drug users.

Competences: DANOS AB2.2012

Bookable Dates

11th Jul 2022 (09:30)
St Werburghs Community Centre, Horley Road, St Werburghs, Bristol, BS2 9TJ
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Dates available on arrangement

The Training Exchange can also create this course for you on arrangement at your workplace.

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