This 3-hour interactive training programme will ensure you have the skills, knowledge and confidence to navigate conversations around alcohol and its harm, and signpost people affected by alcohol to appropriate help and support.

The session covers a range of topics exploring the impact of alcohol on individuals, families and society, and the support that is available.

What to expect

  • An exploration of alcohol’s influence on individuals, families, and Scottish society
  • The opportunity to discuss alcohol and its related harms
  • Practical examples of what can help people who are struggling with alcohol problems and what services exist to support them

“Very detailed in all the various areas and helped to add detail to the job and message we’re delivering.”

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Comprehensively describe alcohol and explain how it affects our bodies
  • Engage in meaningful discussions about alcohol’s impact on Scottish society
  • Understand what can help people change their relationship with alcohol, including different policies and strategies in Scotland

“Excellent course and gave me the knowledge I was looking for.”

After the workshop, we will share:

  • All materials referenced, including reports and handbooks
  • Your certificate of attendance

Who is the workshop for?

This workshop is for anyone wanting to understand more about alcohol, its far-reaching impact, and signpost people affected to appropriate help.

It is ideal for people working in any role where alcohol knowledge would be helpful, such as caring and support services, housing, addictions, community-based support services, and similar.

“Very informative and enjoyed level of interaction and activities.”

Upcoming sessions

There is currently no session planned.

Browse all upcoming training sessions on our Events page.

Looking for something more in-depth? Check out our Enhanced Alcohol Awareness workshop.


Get in touch for more information or to book a personalised session

Need something more personalised? All our training, other than licensing courses which follow national standards, can be customised to focus on particular aspects or to suit particular groups.

Can’t make it to Glasgow? Our team can travel across the country or deliver online sessions to bring our learning and development opportunities to you.


Call 0141 572 6700

The figures

of Scots drink at hazardous or harmful levels (more than 14 units a week)