Addiction to alcohol and drugs is a widespread illness made even more serious because it is so often concealed.
This substance abuse counselling course sets out in simple form the essentials for understanding alcohol and drug problems in order to make individual assessments, give appropriate help within one’s own competence and to make referrals to the relevant agencies where necessary. The course aims to enable the student to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to help the suffering individual and their family members into recovery.
The qualities needed to counsel others in the therapeutic setting. The first part of the course will concentrate on drugs, addiction, counselling and the rehabilitation process. Towards the end of the course we will cover this in relation to alcohol addiction, counselling and the treatment process.
The emotional factors in dependency and addiction
Getting the basic data from the client.
Basic Counselling Skills
Basic Interview Skills
The counselling relationship
Counselling the addicted
Drugs and the Law
Comprehensive information on drugs
Continuation of information on drugs
Glue, gases and aerosols
Coping with cravings
Coping with boredom
Warning signs of a relapse
Planning a change
Detoxication and rehabilitation of the user
What you should now about addiction to alcohol
Effects of alcohol to the body
Effects of alcohol to the family
Conducting the diagnostic interview
Counsellors assessment and diagnosis of the problem
Creating a treatment plan in relation to alcoholism
Treating the individual
This course has been accredited by Online Academies. On successful completion of this course you will be able to download or print off a PDF of your Online Academies Certificate (please note: you will also be given the opportunity to have a hard copy of the certificate printed off and posted out to you for a small additional charge). If you would like to view a sample of the certificate, please click here.
On completion of your course you will also be able to have your certificate endorsed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service for recognised CPD Hours.
The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 as the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the Continuing Professional Development policies of professional institutes and academic bodies. The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation of our courses.
At the conclusion of each module there is a multiple choice question assessment. This will help you remember the main points of the lesson and act as a check that you have retained the essential knowledge and understanding of that particular section. The results can be seen instantaneously and you can correct wrong answers. When the result is satisfactory you can progress to the next module.
Once you have successfully completed all the modules for your course you will be awarded:
A Diploma issued by Online Academies
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