Alcohol Awareness
Half day / 3.5 hours

This half day training (3.5 hours) is suitable for anyone wishing to learn more about alcohol, alcohol abuse and alcohol dependency. In terms of the known damage caused to physical and mental health, family life, relationships and to society in general (violence, crime, impact on employment), alcohol is the most damaging substance of abuse known.

This half day training will include: the impact of excessive drinking on physical and psychological health; defining an alcohol problem; ‘safe’ and ‘unsafe’ alcohol consumption, how excessive drinking ‘rewires’ the brain and leads to further abuse and addiction; and the support required to help in the recovery from alcohol abuse and dependency. 


David Coombes


David has over 25 years experience in the health sector including working as a Holistic Therapist and 10 years as a Registered General Nurse. With his extensive experience in issues relating to homelessness, substance abuse, safeguarding, and supporting people in the community with mental health, David leads and develops our Health & Wellbeing training programme.