Substance misuse occurs when an individual uses substances in a way that negatively impacts on their functioning or when someone uses them for a purpose other than their intended use.
The substance misuse qualifications available from Highfield are suitable for learners working or studying in a variety of sectors such as counselling, the health sector, sport and recreation and community work.
They are also relevant to those working in the security industry, particularly door supervisors and security guards. By achieving these qualifications, learners will understand the reasons people misuse substances, the types of substances that are misused and the signs and symptoms of their effects, as well as the overall impact of substance misuse on society.
Qualification specifications can be found by selecting the links below. Additional supporting documents can be found by logging into the Members Area (accessible through the link in the top right-hand side of this page) and going to the Download Area.