Alcohol Awareness Training

Our one day introduction to alcohol awareness is aimed at participants who have little formal training but whose service users have issues around their alcohol use. The purpose on this course is to provide participants with the ability to support service users to make informed choices about their alcohol use.

We also have an in-depth six day Advanced Alcohol Awareness course aimed at people working in the addiction field. The purpose of the course is to increase participants’ knowledge and understanding of alcohol issues, introduce them to theoretical approaches from the CBT family and to offer them skills based on current best practice which will enhance their support of service users.

We can deliver on a wide range of alcohol related topics such as:

  • Alcohol Effects on the Body
  • Alcohol and Behaviour
  • Sensible Drinking and Alcohol Units
  • How to Work with Employees with an Alcohol Problem
  • How to Work with Service Users with an Alcohol Problem
  • Alcohol Support Services
  • Alcohol Treatment Models
  • Withdrawal and Tolerance
  • Attitudes towards Alcohol
  • Alcohol Related Brain Injury
  • Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Where does the training take place?
We have a purpose built training facility at our main office at 14 Claremont Street, Glasgow. Our courses can be tailored for other agencies and companies at their premises, and it may be possible to run the course at other venues. Please contact us for details.

How much will it cost?
Modules are typically £250 per person. At the moment we do not offer ILA funding. This course is offered free to staff and volunteers.

How often does this course run?
Typically we run this course once a year, but we can offer this course as and when there are sufficient numbers or interest.


How do I book my place?

You can contact Irene McKenzie to book or Neil Macaulay
for information on course content on 0141 353 1800
or email us

Glasgow Council on Alcohol (GCA)
14 North Claremont Street
G3 7LE
Tel 0141 353 1800

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