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Substance Misuse Awareness



Substance Misuse Awareness Diploma

Drug use is ingesting any chemical substance into the body, especially the ones that have physiological effects when introduced into the body.  When drug use poses a problem it becomes drug abuse. Drug abuse is also defined as excessive consumption of drugs especially the ones which are illegal.

There are a variety of drugs both legal and forbidden and the effects of different drugs on the human body are different. The physiological effects of the drug do not only depend on the drug as previously thought but also on the person who consumes it as well as the setting where the drug is taken.

Drug addiction is a major problem faced by almost every culture in every country. But every society does not condemn the self-same drugs. Some drugs may be condoned in one society but condemned in another. Therefore, drug use and abuse depend greatly on the sociocultural beliefs and assumptions of a particular society.

The history of drugs is not always invaded by a negative attitude. Drugs have been known to have had medicinal uses and cultural and religious value since time immemorial. Only when drug use becomes habitual and addictive will it become drug abuse and that is when it needs to be addressed with great seriousness.

Substance Misuse Awareness Diploma is an introductory course that traces the history of drugs and discusses the basics of drug use and abuse including the needed terminology. It also touches upon the field of pharmacology and psychopharmacology which is concerned with drug use. Popular drugs like cocaine, nicotine and alcohol are discussed in separate units. Substance Misuse Awareness Diploma ends with treatment and prevention of substance use disorders.

What you will learn

1: Drug Use and Abuse

2: The History of Drug Use

3: Drugs and the Nervous System

4: Pharmacology

5: Psychopharmacology

6: Cocaine

7: Nicotine

8: Alcohol

9: Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

10: Prevention of Substance Abuse


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Course Outcomes

After completing the course, you will receive a diploma certificate and an academic transcript from Elearn college.


Each unit concludes with a multiple-choice examination. This exercise will help you recall the major aspects covered in the unit and help you ensure that you have not missed anything important in the unit. The results are readily available, which will help you see your mistakes and look at the topic once again. If the result is satisfactory, it is a green light for you to proceed to the next chapter.


Elearn College is a registered Ed-tech company under the UK Register of Learning( Ref No:10062668). After completing a course, you will be able to download the certificate and the transcript of the course from the website. For the learners who require a hard copy of the certificate and transcript, we will post it for them for an additional charge.

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