Addiction and Recovery Training Workshop

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Addiction and Recovery Workshop Information

Our 4-hour training workshop will give participants an introduction to the topic of addiction and recovery.

By the end of the course learners will be able to:

  • Define what is addiction and recovery.
  • Understand factors that perpetuate the cycle of addiction and those that support recovery.
  • Feel more confident about recognising the signs and symptoms of addiction.
  • Feel more confident about starting conversations aimed at guiding an individual towards recovery.



What to expect

Learning takes place in group context online or in person.

The session will be a mix of mini-lectures, group discussion, and case-studies facilitated by an experienced trainer and addiction counsellor.

We limit numbers to 12 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.

Session aims and objectives

Delegates will:

  • Explore societal attitudes and stigma associated with addiction.
  • Learn about basic neuroscience of addiction and how substances ‘hijack’ the brain.
  • Understand how different drugs work and link this to withdrawal needs.
  • Learn the difference between substance abuse, dependence, and addiction, how to intervene and various treatment options available for guiding an individual towards recovery.
  • Understand the recovery process and the core issues that an addicted individual is managing in recovery.
  • Learn about the process of relapse and the phenomenon of cross addiction and learn effective ways of supporting someone in recovery.

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A manual and workbook to refer to whenever you need it (pdf content)
  • A certificate of attendance to say you have completed Addiction and Recovery Workshop with Music Support.

 Who is the course for?

Anyone working in any area of music and/or live events who is interested in understanding more about addiction, recovery and feel more confident about helping others.

This course is ideal for anyone who has already completed Mental Health First Aider (2-day) but is also accessible to learners who do not have that prior training or knowledge about mental health.

Course Dates

Courses will be available on the following Tuesday’s, 10AM – 2PM:

2021 dates – 30th November, 14th December, 21st December

2022 dates – 18th January, 25th January, 15th February, 22nd February, 15th March, 22nd March,  12th April, 19th April

Thank you to The BRIT Trust, TPG, Backup, Massive Attack, Hipgnosis Songs, We Need Crew, and Rock-it Cargo for you kind support with this project.