Understanding Substance Misuse

Amanda Sherriff

The workshop will be split into two parts. In the morning we will be looking at the different drugs of abuse and the physical, emotional, psychological and social effects of each. In the afternoon we will learn about working with individuals who either are misusing substances or have a history of drug or alcohol misuse, both in the counselling relationship and within a wider professional framework.



Amanda Sherriff

I graduated from Heartwood in 2009 and from Broadreach house in 2008. Since then I have been working with socially excluded individuals in a variety of settings, including group work in rehab and long term counselling for the NHS. More recently I have been running CBT based psychoeducational groups  for perpertrators of domestic violence and I am currently a specialist recovery worker at HMP Exeter working with groups and individuals delivering psychosocial interventions.