Welcome to the Working with Substance Use online resources for health and social care professionals. The main aim of these resources is to provide you with a basic understanding of a number of substance-related topics to inform and develop your practice.

They include presentations, film clips from experts (both service users and professionals), animations, individual and group exercises, and practice scenarios to help apply your learning. They also offer suggestions for future study and personal development.

These resources can be explored in one go or dipped into for information on specific areas. They can be used for individual or group self-study and continuing professional development, and they can be used in teaching or learning by academics and trainers.

These Open Educational Resources (OERs) have been funded by Health Education North West. They have been developed and designed by a diverse group of people including health and social care students, practitioners, people who use, or sit outside of,  services, as well as health and social care academics.