SUIT (Service User Involvement Team) offer a unique opportunity for learners to build their knowledge of substance misuse. The training is produced, written and delivered by recovering drug and alcohol users which gives the learner an insight into the world of addiction, treatment and the lifestyle traits associated with those involved in this world. More so, a section of the training focuses on recovery - what it means to different people, the role of society in aiding the process and how people living through the transition can strive towards reintegration.
Participants are encouraged to challenge their personal perceptions of addiction in a friendly and open environment and what better way to do this than interacting directly with people willing to share their personal life experiences with them. This is a therapeutic approach that SUIT hope will start to shift the negativity associated with substance misuse, towards a much more understanding and caring one.
All the training is mapped to DANOS (Drug and Alcohol Occupational Standards), and we also offer ongoing support and guidance for learners. Also included is a free organisational copy of ‘User Friendly’ - our 2011 DDN National service user award winning film as well as copies of our service user magazine entitled ‘Substance’, plus much more. For more info contact us