Knowledge and Practice Hubs

Substance use knowledge and practice hub

Various addictive drugs including alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs on a brown wooden table

Learning points

  • An understanding of the causes and consequences of problematic alcohol use and effective interventions.
  • The causes of alcohol and/or drug use in older age, and the specific and complex risks faced by older people.
  • An understanding of why domestic abuse often co-exists with parental mental health problems and substance use, and how to identify it and risk assess parents.