Want to learn more about how you can support someone with a drug or alcohol problem?

Our professional facilitators provide Drug and Alcohol First Aid training to community and health workers and workplaces. We empower people with the knowledge and skills to support someone with a drug or alcohol problem.

Upon completion of the training, participants will be better equipped to:

  • Recognise problematic drug and alcohol use;
  • Describe the impacts of problematic drug and alcohol use;
  • Identify the types of drug and alcohol supports and treatments that are effective in reducing use;
  • Talk to people about their drug or alcohol use in a non-confrontational manner;
  • Help and support people who have drug and alcohol problems.

Six-Hour Workshops For Community and Health Workers

Our six-hour training program for community and health workers gives participants the skills to recognise drug and alcohol misuse, understand its impacts and identify the support services and treatments available. Through this introductory workshop, we aim to give you the practical skills to talk to someone about their drug and alcohol use without being confrontational.

Family members and friends of a person with a drug or alcohol problem may also find this workshop helpful in supporting their loved one.

Three-Hour Workshops For Workplaces

Our three-hour workshop for the workplace delivers drug and alcohol intervention strategies appropriate to workplace settings. This workshop provides employees with up to date information about drugs, their effects and workplace responses including accessing treatment options.

Who Is The Training Suitable For?

The program provides excellent training for community and health workers, as well as people working or volunteering in community organisations and businesses such as high schools, sports clubs, transport services and entertainment venues, who are likely to have contact with a person affected by drugs or alcohol. It is also suitable for people who want to support a family member or friend with a drug or alcohol problem.

Who Delivers The Training?

The workshop is delivered by highly experienced Lives Lived Well trainers and clinicians. We can deliver workshops at your workplace or offsite.

How Much Does It Cost?

The cost depends on the number of participants and the location of the training. Contact us for a quote.

Has The Training Been Externally Evaluated?

Yes. The workshop content has been evaluated by the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA). This evaluation found the workshop significantly improved participants’ knowledge of drugs and alcohol and their ability to respond to someone who uses drugs and/or alcohol.

Upcoming Events

All of the upcoming DAFA training events can be found on our Eventbrite page.

For More Information

If you would like to know more about our Drug and Alcohol First Aid training please contact us via

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