Duration: 1 Day

Times: 9.30 am - 4.15 pm

DANOS Units: AA1, AB2, HSC335, HSC395, HSC33

Course Overview

Many professionals working in the housing sector have to deal with issues associated with clients/tenants drug use on a regular basis. This one day course provides a comprehensive overview of current drug trends with a particular focus on working with clients/tenants who may be drug/alcohol dependent. The course will help staff identify particular substances and signs of drug use on the premises. The training also provides clear guidance on the law and managing drug related incidents.

The course is suitable for all housing staff who require up to date information on drugs issues and how to work with clients who may be using.

Learning Objectives

Course Materials

Each participant will receive a course information booklet, drugs education resources, 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 timings can be adapted to suit your particular needs and requirements.

The 'Dealing with Drugs in Housing' course helps delegates develop their knowledge, skills and competence in the following DANOS units: AA1, AB2, HSC335, HSC395, HSC33

Programme Outline

9.30am - 4.15pm


Drugs Now – understanding the new trends

Understanding Addiction – working with those with a drug/alcohol dependency

Signs and Symptoms of Drug Use – behaviour, paraphernalia, etc



Cannabis Issues – new strains, working with users, knowing the risks

Drugs, Housing and the Law – section 8, contacting the police, drugs policy decisions

Sources of Help, Advice and Information
Drugs in Housing