Trauma and Substance Use


This introductory course will support trauma-informed practice when working with people who are affected by trauma and who use substances.  

Learning Outcomes  

By the end of the training, participants will be able to:  

  • Define the concept of psychological trauma.  
  • Describe how substance use is used as an adaptive coping response to trauma and its impact.  
  • Identify how to respond to the needs of those affected by trauma at a trauma-informed level.  

We recommend that you complete our ‘Drug Awareness – An Introductory Course’ e-learning module.

To register please visit: Online Trauma and Substance Use -Training – Scottish Drugs Forum (

Up coming events

Care Opinion Logo

Health & Social Care North Lanarkshire has signed up to Care Opinion, a website which allows patients to share their stories online.

Care Opinion is an independent, not-for-profit, website that gives patients and carers a way of voicing what they think of the services they receive.

We will listen to positive and negative comments and respond to those in a way that is honest, supportive and constructive.

We will use this feedback to make our services in North Lanarkshire the best they can be.

Would you like to subscribe to our news bulletin?

Would you like us to share something on our website?
Contact the team
Skip to content