Coventry Drug and Alcohol Service

We are delivering training and information sessions for our partners interested in developing drug and alcohol awareness. The training is free and available to all our stakeholders and agencies who work closely with us or our service users.

We are going to continue to deliver these sessions via MS Teams to make them accessible for larger groups at one time. We also will be able to deliver in-person sessions throughout 2022, so if your organisation is interested in this, please get in touch.

To book any of our courses, contact: [email protected]

The programmes will cover:

  • An introduction to our service and how we can help
  • Basic Substance Awareness 
  • Brief Interventions
  • Substance Misuse in Pregnancy
  • Novel Psychoactive Substances
  • Addiction and Mental Health
  • Substance Misuse and Child Exploitation
  • Overdose and Naloxone training

Our sessions are ideal for: pharmacists, housing officers, social care, homelessness teams, mental health, general health workers, outreach workers, police, benefits advice agencies, children’s social care, health visitors, teachers, anyone working with children or adolescents.

Most of our sessions run for between 1 - 2 hours via MS Teams. There is a variety of interactive activities and tasks, information videos, and an information pack to keep after the session.

We also offer pre-recorded information videos around various substance-related topics and the work we do at the service.

Our sessions are led by our Community Development Lead and often accompanied by one of our volunteers, sharing valuable lived experience and knowledge with the attendees.

We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to our programme. You can book or request more information by sending an email to [email protected].

Our courses

    • Session duration: 9:30 - 10:30

    Introduction to Change Grow Live in Coventry

    An overview of our service in Lamb Street, Coventry.

    Learn about the ethos and aims of our work, how our teams are organised, the ways in which we offer support, and the referral pathways.

    Dates available:

    21st March

    8th August

    3rd October

    • Session duration: 11:00 - 12:30

    Basic Substance Awareness

    Know what substances are commonly misused, why, and how people use them.

    Learn about the social and psychological effects of substance misuse, discuss perceptions, recognise the different levels of substance misuse and the help and treatments available.

    Dates available:

    21st March

    8th August

    3rd October

    • Session duration: 13:30 - 14:30

    Brief interventions (BI)

    Brief intervention is a technique used to initiate change primary targeting alcohol misuse.

    It is a prevention approach typically carried out by health roles helping at-risk drinkers or drug users to make an informed choice about their alcohol or drug use. Advice on how to recognise the signs someone may need support and how to start those conversations.

    Dates available:

    21st March

    8th August

    3rd October

    • Session duration: 9:30 - 10:30

    Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS)

    Exploring what are Novel Psychoactive Substances and myth-busting.

    Dates available:

    27th April

    10th August

    5th October

    • Session duration: 12.30 - 2.00

    Substance Misuse and Mental Health

    Learn about the links between drugs, alcohol, and mental health.

    The links between drugs, alcohol, and mental health, the mental health conditions that can be triggered by substance misuse and the drugs which have the potential to do this. Understanding what dual diagnosis is and how we play a role.

    Dates available:

    27th April

    10th August

    5th October

    • Session duration: 9:30 - 10:30

    Substance Misuse in Pregnancy

    We Look at the risks associated with the use of drugs and alcohol whilst pregnant, the risk to unborn children, potential long term harm to children including FASD.

    Dates available:

    1st April

    12th August

    14th October

    • Session duration: 11:00 - 12:00

    Substance Misuse and Child Exploitation

    Exploring the links of child exploitation and substance misuse, opening discussions around sexual abuse, trafficking and County Lines.

    Dates available:

    1st April

    12th August

    14th October

    • Overdose and Naloxone

      Essential information for anyone working with injecting drug users including correct needle sizes, paraphernalia, injecting risks, and safer injecting advice.

      1.5 hour session online - in person can be arranged dependent on demand.

      Available dates:

      May 26th from 10am – 11.30am

      August 25th from 10am – 11.30am

      November 24th from 10am – 11.30am