Duration: 1 Day

Times: 9.30 am - 4.15 pm

DANOS Units: AA1, AB2, AB5, HSC333, HSC335, HSC395

Course Overview

This one day course aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the key current issues associated with young people's drinking. The course looks at the changing role that alcohol is playing in the lives of young people and the impact on behaviour, physical health and mental health. The course also provides important guidance on educating and advising young people on alcohol issues – particularly in relation to safety and harm reduction.

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 - 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 'Getting Hammered' course helps delegates develop their knowledge, skills and competence in the following DANOS units: AA1, AB2, AB5, HSC333, HSC335, HSC395

Programme Outline

9.30am - 4.15pm


The Impact of Alcohol – physical, mental and social effects

Motivations to Drink – understanding the role alcohol plays

Alcohol and the Adolescent Brain – new research and its implications


Mixing Alcohol with Other Drugs – what are the risks?

Staying Safe – key harm reduction issues for young people

Educating and Advising Young People – what works?