Addressing alcohol and drug-related issues: Reducing harm and supporting positive change.


Addressing alcohol and drug-related issues: Reducing harm and supporting positive change.

Level 3 Certificate in Tackling Substance Misuse

Code: TSM
Duration: 12 Days (1 day a week) Week 1-5 Principles in Tackling Substance Misuse (Core Module). Week 6-10 Assessment Planning & Care (Core Module). Week 11&12 Harm Reduction (Optional Module).

PLEASE NOTE registering for the course does not straight away guarantee your space. Once you register you will receive an application form which MUST be filled in.

Eligibility: This course is available free to those working in the statutory or voluntary sector in Northern Ireland. Participants must be working in a substance misuse related role and have either completed the Foundation Module - Adults and Family Members course or have equivalent experience and knowledge.

2nd October-18th December 2023
10.00am - 4.00pm

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By the end of this course participants will;

  • Understand the principles of tackling substance
  • Be able to carry out assessments of those misusing substances, to identify and prioritise their
  • Be able to work with the client to develop a care plan for
  • Be able to help individuals address their substance use through their care plan.
  • Know how to provide ongoing support individuals who are substance
  • Be able to assess any immediate risk of danger to individuals who have used alcohol or other substances, and address these
  • Understand how to help transfer individuals between agencies and
  • Support those affected by someone else’s use of alcohol or other substances to access appropriate
  • Know how to use recognised theoretical models to provide therapeutic support to individuals who misuse
  • Have an increased awareness about substances, their use and



This course is available free to anyone working in the statutory or voluntary sector in Northern Ireland that encounter people who misuse substances. Aimed at those with experience of working with alcohol and drug users, or who have completed the foundation module. It is particularly relevant for those individuals who do not have a professional qualification and whose work requires a considerable level of knowledge and competence in addressing substance misuse issues. It is open to individuals working in health and social care, education, criminal justice and the voluntary and community sector.

What’s included in this course:

Course Materials (Digital Download)
Certificate on Completion from OCN Once all Marking is Completed.
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