drug abuse counselling course

Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling

£310.00

Become a substance misuse worker. There is a wide range of work available to substance abuse professionals; these include including drug testing and assessments, care planning, education, guidance, advice and support plus psychological interventions such as counselling.

Testimonial

“I found this course and the method so easy to follow that I am thinking of starting another course as soon as I finish this one” Keith R

 

Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling Course

Alcohol and drug addiction to alcohol is an endemic and growing problem in today’s society. The condition is exacerbated by the fact that it is often hidden from the very people who could help.

About Our Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling Course

This Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling course outlines in an easy and approachable way the basics for an appreciation of alcohol and drug-related problems. The aim is to enable the student to undertake individual assessments, provide help where it is possible and within the person’s capabilities and to refer patients to the appropriate agencies where this is not possible. You will acquire knowledge and skills that will help you to do this and assist in alleviating the suffering of so many individuals and their families.

What are my options after the Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling course?

Become a substance misuse worker. There is a wide range of work available to substance abuse professionals; these include including drug testing and assessments, care planning, education, guidance, advice and support plus psychological interventions such as counselling. Opportunities exist in both the public, private and non-profit sectors with a potential starting salary of c.£20,000*pa.

Foundation degree. If you want to go on to a university degree, this qualification might make you eligible to take a drug and alcohol counselling foundation degree.

Build your career. To advance your career in this field there is the opportunity to continue training to be an addictions psychotherapist and work in social services or for a health agency, or possibly in hospitals, special clinics, or private practice.

*Source: ahealthcareer.co.uk, Oct. 2012

Module

1 Introduction: What is Dependency or Addiction

2 Basic Counselling and Interview Skills

3 The Counselling Relationship and Motivational Skills

4 Drugs and the law – Counselling the Addicted

5 Comprehensive Information On Drugs – Part 1

6 Comprehensive Information On Drugs – Part 2

7 Best Counsellor Practice

8 Detoxification and Rehabilitation of the Opiates User

9 What Counsellors Should Know About Alcohol Addiction

10 Conducting the Diagnostic Interview – Part 1

11 Conducting the Diagnostic Interview – Part 2

12 Creating a Treatment Plan in Relation to Alcoholism

13 Treating the Individual (Phase 1)

14 In Patient Treatment Programme (Phases 2 & 3)

On completion of your course, you will receive two awards:

Award 1 is Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling Diploma

Award 2 is Level 4 Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling Award
At the end of this course successful learners will also receive a Level 4 NCFE Award Certificate of Achievement.

What Are Your Study Options?

Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling Course Study Options
The Distance Education Academy aims to provide flexible, convenient arrangements for our students, so you can study through two methods:
1. Traditional paper-based; using a manual
2. Online study; provides quick access to online course material and enables you to submit question papers to your tutor, and receive feedback and results, through your personal online student account. The online courses system also gives access to course material instantly.
Study Hours
The Distance Education Academy can only approximate the time it takes to complete online courses as it will largely depend on your speed of learning and assimilation plus how often and how much time you can dedicate to study. You also need to complete a question paper after each lesson and these normally will take 1 – 2 hours.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the online course is: 140 hours.

Learner Support And Assessments

Tutor Support
This distance learning course provides unlimited access to your personal tutor who will be a specialist in the field you are studying. Their role is to make sure you get appropriate and constructive feedback and to answer your questions and provide guidance on areas you are not sure about. You can contact them by phone, email or fax.
We also have a team of online course advisors and administrators who will give you friendly and relevant advice on issues relating to your online courses and study. We will always try to make you feel like you’re not by yourself and that someone will help you if you get into difficulties with your distance education.
Assessment Method
There are question papers set after each session; these have to be completed and sent to your tutor to mark. Continuous assessment like this means that your progress is monitored regularly, and that any problems or difficulties are identified and addressed as early as possible.

Professional Memberships

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Society for Holistic Therapists and Coaches (SHTC)
Affiliation of Ethical & Professional Therapists (AEPT)