Drug and Alcohol Counselling

Drug and alcohol misuse is a serious and widespread problem, affecting not just those with substance abuse problems, but the people around them and society as a whole. Drug and alcohol counsellors work with people who are struggling with addiction, helping them to overcome their problems and lead healthier, more productive lives. This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to become a successful substance misuse counsellor.

1. Introduction to Addictions
2. Addictive Substances
3. Models and Perspectives Surrounding Substance Misuse
4. Classification of Substances
5. Treatment and Preventions
6. Stages of Change
7. Navigating Recovery
8. Reflexivity and Diversity

PET entry requirements: Level 2 English

Format of course material: Paper-based

Assignments: Eight assignments

Exam: No

Prison support requirements: Support assessment submission and contact supplier for tutor support

Tutor support: Tutors give support by providing feedback answering queries.

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