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The course can be tailored to meet the needs of all groups.


To educate parents on the biological, psychological and social impacts of substance misuse.


  • Description and identification of substances
  • The effects of substance misuse
  • The effects on individuals and their family members of
    • alcohol
    • cigarettes
    • cocaine
    • heroin
    • prescription medication
    • and other substances
  • Signs that someone may be misusing substances
  • Services available for those affected by drugs and alcohol


  • An understanding around specific classifications of substances
  • Knowledge of the social, biological and psychological effects of substance misuse on the individual and the family
  • Parents and family will understand signs indicating substance misuse
  • Parents and family will have knowledge of appropriate frontline services available to those involved in substance misuse including those for minors
  • On completion of the course all participants will receive an information pack


A half-day


  • Community & voluntary groups € 50 per participant
  • FÁS project participants, statutory sector € 60 per participant

Group rates are available on request.

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