All courses are accredited through a national body

Level Title Content Length Price (pp)
1 Image Performance Enhancing Drugs Awareness This awareness course covers:
·         Overview of substances in this group
·         Risks & Harm Reduction
·         Gym culture
·         The role of needle exchanges
1 day £30
2 Drugs Awareness Covers a wide range of legal and illegal substances including alcohol and so called ‘legal highs’. The course explores:
·         common issues related to substance use
·         effects
·         cycle of change
1 day £30
2 Alcohol Awareness The course focuses on alcohol and covers:
·         the historical context of alcohol
·         how alcohol is absorbed into the body
·         myths and assumptions
·         recreational use, binge drinking and dependence
1 day £30
2 Novel Pyschoactive Substances The course explores:
·         the range of substances that are currently available.
·         the legal framework
·         the debate around criminalisation
·         the radically changing way people access mind altering substances
·         the effects, using the drug wheel.
1 day £30
2 Substance Misuse Covers a wide range of legal and illegal substances including alcohol and so called ‘legal highs’

The course explores:
·         the way substances are taken
·         the effects
·         risks and consequences of use
·         the cycle of change

2 days £60
3 Motivational Interviewing The course teaches the technique of motivational interviewing. This approach is particularly useful for those working with people who are ambivalent or lacking in motivation to change. 2 days £60
2 Peer Mentoring and Support Aimed at people looking to develop a helping role in the field of healthcare and addiction, and suitable for those with ‘lived experience’ of addiction, the course is designed to offer support in developing a peer mentoring scheme. It covers;
·         confidentiality
·         boundaries
·         the role of supervision
3 days £90
3 Tackling Substance Misuse A more in depth and regulated course, it draws on current best practice to explore and identify useful psychosocial and prescribing interventions and; provides an opportunity explore different approaches and philosophies when tackling addiction.

The course includes:
·         an element of experiential work
·         marked assignments done in the participants own time

9 days £270

Local in house training is also available on themes that are relevant to supporting people with addiction issues – please see timetable: ASPIRE Drug and Alcohol Service Training Schedule 2018


Block bookings of 10 or more places attract a 10% discount


Delegates who fail to attend or give less than 10 working days notice of their intention to cancel will be charged a £25.00 cancellation fee. Cancellations should be emailed to

Booking through or Telephone 01482 320606

Training at Sinclair House

We also run training for local partners at Sinclair House in Doncaster. Please follow this link for the latest schedule.

About Aspire

Aspire is a partnership organisation set up by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) and registered charity The Alcohol & Drug Service (ADS).

We pride ourselves on being innovative and forward thinking, and work closely with the recovery communities we serve to provide flexible, responsive services, which offer the best possible recovery outcomes for all our service users.