Drugs and Depression


Drug use and depression are different problems that often occur together. People who use recreational drugs, such as Cannabis, Ice and Heroin, often notice changes in their mood. At times, these changes may be so severe that they are frightening and could be part of a depressive illness.

This course aims to explain exactly how drugs, including alcohol, impact on the way your brain works and how this can affect your emotions and decision making.


Drug and Depression Course

The course looks at the effects of these substances on the body and the brain and the relationship with depression.

  • The impact of drugs on the Brain
  • What is Depression
  • The Link between Drugs and Depression
  • Drugs and Brain Chemistry
  • Strategies for Dealing with Depression

IMPORTANT NOTE: Every company will have their own policies and procedures pertaining to Drugs and Alcohol, so please consult your supervisor for organisational and site specific requirements. If NOT, then question them as to why not.

Recommended for:

  • For all Employers, Employees and Parents;
  • All students commencing work for the first time; and
  • For all Families and basically everyone.

This Professional Development Drugs and Depression Awareness course is a non -accredited course, which does not require a formal qualification. Non-accredited courses provide several advantages if gaining a qualification is not a key reason for the learning:

  • Great for a Refresher and CPD Points*
  • The course can be built around a client’s specific training needs
  • There is no formal assessment requirement

* Check with your association as to whether the course will meet CPD guidelines.