This is a long established professional association that accredits counsellors working in the specific field of addiction.
CORU’s role is to protect the public by promoting high standards of professional conduct, education, training and competence through statutory registration of health and social care professionals.
An Irish networking group for Nurses who work with or who have an interest in working with service users who are affected by substance misuse.
The IASW provide support to social workers in the practice of their profession.
Guidelines and standards for health and social care professionals in Ireland, including podcasts and videos.
Range of resources to support clinical and management decision-making, evidence-based patient care and CPD.
Practice Links is a free e-publication for practitioners working in Irish social services, voluntary and non-governmental sectors.
Guidelines & standards, legislation, publications, research, Also publishes Probation Journal
SCI provides a consistent and cohesive voice to key issues relevant to social care work and education, and brings elements of social care education, training and practice closer together
UK and international
BASW is the largest professional association for social work in the UK, with offices in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. They promote the best possible social work services for all people who may need them, while also securing the wellbeing of social workers.
The IntNSA is a professional specialty organization for nurses committed to the prevention, intervention, treatment, and management of addictive disorders including alcohol and other drug dependencies, nicotine dependencies, eating disorders, dual and multiple diagnosis, and process addictions such as gambling.
Mentor International’s International Resource Finder is for anyone working with young people to easily and quickly find materials to help them in their work. This interactive tool features more than 100 evidence-informed resources from a variety of leading organisations across the world committed to drug prevention.
NHS Choices is a website with advice for patients and healthcare providers in the United Kingdom. There are some useful resources available including videos.
Gathers and analyses knowledge about what works. translates this into practical resources, learning materials and services.
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