Skip to content

Substance Misuse

This course offers you the chance to update your knowledge on drugs and addiction. In it you’ll learn about ‘legal highs’, why drug addiction occurs, and what the law says about possession and supply as well as the impact drugs can have, how people are treated for drug abuse and addiction and how you can best respond to someone who has problems in this area.

The course contains additional resource materials, useful links and a refresher guide.

Skills for Health's Substance Misuse course
Duration: 1 hour 30 mins approx.
CPD: 1 credit
Assessment Method: Multiple-choice
Certificate: PDF Certificate
Course Provider: Me Learning
Course provider Me Learning logo

This course is made up of the following modules:

  • Substance awareness
  • Effects of drugs on the body and mind
  • Addiction treatment and good practice

On completion of this course, learners will:

  • Know what a drug is
  • Learn the categories that different substances fall into
  • Know what a ‘Legal High’ is
  • Know what the law is on possession and supply in relation to drugs
  • Understand what addiction is
  • Learn why someone would become addicted to drugs
  • Understand how drugs misuse can affect families
  • Learn the signs that someone has a problem with addiction
  • Learn the best treatment for addiction
  • Know the best practice when dealing with substance abusers
  • Learn about drugs that affect the human body and mind
  • Learn about the different ways drugs are taken and how this affects the body
  • Learn about tolerance and the risk of overdose
  • Learn about substance induced psychosis


Yes – After placing an order with us, your licences will be available until you’re ready to assign them to the specific learners in your organisation. This allows you to take advantage of our group discounts by purchasing your training ahead of time. Our eLearning Support Team will be in touch to request the details of the learners after you’ve placed your order.

Yes – If your order is over £250, simply choose the ‘Pay by Invoice’ method at the checkout. Our invoice terms are 14 days from the date of your order.

Of course! – We offer a 30-day, no-obligation, free trial of our eLearning courses so you can ensure our content meets your needs.

The free trial is available for business customers looking to purchase eLearning on behalf of their organisation-only.

Head over to our Free Trial page to get started.

Yes – We automatically generate a personalised certificate when you pass the course, this is available to download as a pdf from your eLearning account.

Yes, please get in contact to discuss. We can offer custom packages to suit any requirement.

After your order is confirmed, the eLearning Support Team will be in touch to organise access for you (or your colleague(s)). We aim to do this within 4 hours during business hours.

Please check your junk folder for emails from

If you are using our LearnSpace LMS we will arrange training and provide access to our support portal so you can manage and assign training.

All of our courses come with access for one year. If you need to study the course annually, you’ll need to buy a licence each year.

For organisations buying in bulk, you’ll have the option to take out a multi-year subscription at the checkout, which means your one-year licence will renew automatically each year for the specified duration of the subscription.

Skills for Health has hundreds of course titles and also works with content partners, if you can’t see what you are looking for please get in contact and our expert team will source a suitable title to meet your need.

* Volume pricing applied at checkout.
x Substance Misuse added to your basket

Get in touch to find out how we can help with your training needs

Join our newsletter

See our privacy policy for information on how we will use your data
Please login or register for an account
Example Volume Discounts

Actual discount applied at checkout

Quantity Price Per Item
10 £20.00
25 £18.20
50 £15.90
100 £11.35
250 £6.58
500 £4.61
1000 £3.25
2000 £2.36
4000 £1.55
8000 £1.10
16000 £0.85