Addiction Counselling

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In our Addiction Counselling course, you will gain a detailed understanding of addiction, its prevalence and impact. You will learn about the various ways to treat addictions, such as CBT , medications, and group therapy as well as other various methods to cope while in recovery.

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All about this Addiction Counselling course

In our Addiction Counselling course students will learn about the fundamentals of addiction, its definition and types. You will explore the prevalence of addiction and its impact on Society.

You will look at identifying the signs and symptoms of addiction and learn about diagnostics criteria and assessment tools. You will examine the psychological aspects of addiction, addressing trauma, stress and co-occurring mental health disorders and coping mechanisms.

Students will learn about treatment options and medications. You will consider the benefits and limitations of medication-assisted treatments. You will explore CBT and learn about relapse prevention strategies and the role of group therapy.

You will learn about ethical and practical consideration and the importance of confidentiality, boundaries and cultural sensitivity. you will learn more about the requirements for certification as an addiction counsellor, continuing education opportunities and avenues for specialisation.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

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  • Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
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  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Understanding Addiction – In the first unit of the addiction counselling course you will learn about the definition of addiction and the common types of addictions. We will look at the prevalence and impact of addiction. You will cover the neurobiology of addiction and the role of neurotransmitters. In this unit you will also cover some of the different assessments tools and interview techniques.
  • Unit 2 – The Psychology of Addiction – In the second unit you will explore the psychological factors involved in addiction including the role of stress and trauma, co-occurring mental health disorders, and coping mechanisms. You will learn about motivational interviewing goal setting and treatment planning and the stages of change model.
  • Unit 3 – Treatment Approaches – In this unit we will explore different treatment approaches for addressing addiction. The unit will provide an overview of pharmacological interventions, counselling modalities and support group frameworks aimed at supporting individuals in their recovery journey.
  • Unit 4 – Ethical and Practical Considerations –  In the final unit you will explore ethical and practical dimensions of addiction counselling, addressing diverse cultural and ethical considerations. You will examine topics on confidentiality and privacy concerns, ethical dilemmas, cultural influences on addiction and strategies for promoting self-care. This unit will provide insights into the requirements for certification as an addiction counsellor, continuing education opportunities and avenues for specialisation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about this course and others that we offer. If you still have any questions, simply contact our course advisors on 0800 077 3063 or email

How long does the course take to complete?

This course takes a few hours to complete and you can do this without any restrictions. This means you can buy the course and start at any time. You can also begin your learning, stop and come back to the course to pick up where you left off.

Is this Addiction Counselling course accredited?

Yes the course is fully accredited through the CPD Certification Service. They review all of our content to check for quality, depth and that the material is fully up-to-date. Each year our membership with the service is renewed and all courses are thoroughly checked prior to being accredited.

Will I get a certificate when I finish?

Yes, as soon as you finish this course you can immediately download a PDF version of your personalised certificate. We also then send a fully printed copy to you by first class post.

How long does the certificate last?

The certificate after finishing this course lasts for 2 years until expiry which is when we recommend completing the training again. Some industries may require an update to CPD more frequently than this and others may not but, as a standard rule, we recommend completing the Addiction Counselling course every 2 years to ensure it is fresh in your mind and you understanding the latest regulations.

What are the benefits of completing this Addiction Counselling course online?

By completing this course online you can study in your own time and at your own pace. Having the ability to complete the units at a time to suit you engages your learning much more and enables you to interact and soak up the information easier.

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This course has been checked and assured for quality and accuracy by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, to ensure it meets their exacting standards and is up-to-date. Formed over 100 years ago, RoSPA are committed to increasing safety measures and reducing accidents throughout numerous industries as well as campaigning for better standards in health and safety worldwide.

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Addiction Counselling
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