There are are a huge range of organisations across the UK and beyond who provide training on alcohol and drug problems.

Training programmes are generally designed to support drug and alcohol services as they work towards meeting standards and help drug and alcohol workers deal with the many challenges and pressures they face in their working lives.

Choosing a course or a workforce development programme will greatly depend on what your needs are.

Listed below are a number of links that will help you explore what options are available to you, your family and friends or organisation.

Alcohol Concern

Alcohol Concern provides a range of training and consultancy services designed and delivered by experts in the field.A range of training packages are also available on topics such as Identification and Brief Advice (IBA), Alcohol Awareness and Alcohol and Young People.

Alcohol Focus Scotland

Alcohol Focus Scotland is a national voluntary organization for alcohol issues in Scotland.


Crew delivers a range of drugs training modules that can be adapted to suit the needs of various groups ranging from young people in secondary education to professionals working with drug users.

Landed Peer Education Service

Landed Peer Education Service is an organisation who train young people (16-22 year olds in Lanarkshire) to be volunteers and pass on drug, alcohol and sexual health advice to other young people

For Post Graduate Training in Scotland:

Scottish Training on Drugs and Alcohol (STRADA)

Scottish Training on Drugs and Alcohol (STRADA) is a national workforce development organisation supporting those working with and affected by drug and alcohol misuse. Courses range from half days to Post Graduate level.

The Centre for Alcohol and Drug Studies

The Centre for Alcohol and Drug Studies is at the University of the West of Scotland - a teaching, research and consultancy organisation.

Scottish Addiction Studies

Scottish Addiction Studies is a collaboration of staff throughout the University of Stirling, with an interest in drug and alcohol misuse. Staff from the Department of Applied Social Science, the Institute of Social Marketing and the Department of Nursing and Midwifery are all involved in the Scottish Addiction Studies network.

Modified date: 09 May 14 


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