Substance Abuse and Dependency



(NQF Level 2 – US 244609)

This course is intended to create an awareness of the effects of substance abuse and addiction and where help can be obtained.

The qualifying learner is capable of:

  • Describing substance abuse and the process towards addiction.
  • Identifying the most frequently abused substances and their short term effects.
  • Describing the long term effects of substance abuse on the individual and others.
  • Explaining how to access support structures in the community.

The course consists of the following lessons:

  • Lesson 1 – What is Substance Abuse?
  • Lesson 2 – How Does It Happen?
  • Lesson 3 – Short Term Effects
  • Lesson 4 – Long Term Effects
  • Lesson 5 – Getting Help


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