Drug Abuse Counselling

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In our Drug Abuse Counselling course, you will gain a detailed insight into the importance of a drug abuse counsellor on someone’s life. You will learn about basic counselling skills, along with the importance of listening and empathy, and you will look at the various types of drug abuse and how they can impact lives differently.

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Course Description

All about Drug Abuse Counselling

On completion of the course, students will gain an insight into the world of drug abuse counselling, along with the four stages of drug addiction, triggers for drug abuse, and the role a counsellor plays.

You will learn basic counselling skills,  the importance of listening, along with why boundaries are important, and the 9 core counselling skills.

You will look at different types of drug abuse, along with their associated risks, harms, and the street names of certain drugs. You will also look into a case study and the role counselling plays in overcoming addiction.

You will also learn about the challenges faced by drug abuse counsellors, along with safeguarding, and the importance of self-care and supervision.

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
  • Fully printed certificate posted next day
  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to Drug Abuse Counselling – In the first unit we will cover who the course is suitable for, along with learning what drug abuse is and understanding more about it.
  • Unit 2 – Drug Abuse Counselling Basic Skills – In this unit we will examine the basic counselling skills, such as attending and body language, and focus on the importance of listening skills and expressing empathy.
  • Unit 3 – Types of Drug Abuse – In this unit we look into different types of drugs, along with associated health problems, and look at a case study to illustrate the real-life impact of drug abuse.
  • Unit 4 – The Goals and Challenges of Drug Abuse Counselling – In the final unit we look at counselling beyond the basics, looking at the challenges faced, ethical considerations, and the role of supervision. You will also be provided with useful resources to further your knowledge in the field.
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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 hello@cpdonline.co.uk.

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 Drug Abuse 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 Drug Abuse 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 Drug Abuse 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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Drug Abuse Counselling
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