Duration: 1 Day

Times: 9.30 am - 4.15 pm

DANOS Units: AA1, HSC233, AA3, AF1, HSC335, HSC395, AD1, AD4, HSC225

Course Overview

This one day course provides a comprehensive overview of the issues relating to alcohol problems amongst adults. The course examines the physical and mental health impact of alcohol as well as exploring the practical issues of supporting clients who are experiencing alcohol dependency. The course also analyses the various options available for clients who want to overcome and recover from their alcohol addiction.

The course is suitable for all staff who require a better understanding of the issues relating to alcohol dependency and how they may be better able to assist their clients.

Learning Objectives

Course Materials

Each participant will receive a course information booklet, a DANOS linked Certificate of Attendance and free subscription to the 'Drugs Now' e-zine.

Course Duration

The length of the course is usually 9.30 am to 4.15 pm but for those booking the course for in-house staff training the timings can be adapted to suit your particular needs and requirements.

The 'Dealing with Drink' course helps delegates develop their knowledge and competence in the following DANOS units: AA1, HSC233, AA3, AF1, HSC335, HSC395, AD1, AD4, HSC225

Programme Outline

9.30am - 4.15pm


Our changing relationship to alcohol

Mental and physical health issues

Risk factors for alcohol dependency



Safety and harm reduction issues

Assessing alcohol problems

Options for recovery from alcohol dependency
Drugs in Housing