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Addiction Counselling Course - Distance

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  • Entry requirements
    This is an excellent course if you are considering a career as an Addiction Counselor.Addiction affects hundreds and thousands of people and there is a national shortage of trained therapists to assist them.This course will give you an understanding of addiction and our Counselling and Psychotherapy or CBT course would be a great follow on.
  • Academic Title
    On successful completion of the assignments you will receive a UK Open Learning Certificate.
  • Course description

    • Understand all about addiction
    • Offers a flexible alternative to face-to-face training courses

    Study Method:

    This course can be studied at your own pace. There are no deadlines for assignments, however you must complete the course within 12 months from the date you received the course.


    Assessment takes the form of a series of tutor marked assignments you can send these to your tutor by e-mail or post for marking. There is no word count for these assignments however you must prove to the tutor that you have fully understood the question asked, and one sentence answers will be rejected.


    The programme takes place over a timescale to suit the student.  Once registered, tutor support is available for up to one year or until completion whichever is the soonest.


    The programme is home or work-based enabling students to complete the course without having to attend scheduled college teaching sessions.

    Tutor Support

    Throughout the course, students will receive tutor support by email and by post.

    Online Community

    The tutor has now set up a forum for all of our students studying Understanding Addiction and related courses. This will assist you with your studies as not only will you get full tutor support from a professional tutor for the duration of the course but you will get help from other students who are studying at the same time as you and also get an insight to other related courses by talking to students studying them. You can ask other students questions about your course or theirs, and they will try to help you.

    This is a great community for all those students who wish to interact with other students in the same situation as theirs and get friendly advice where you can share your ideas and comments.

    You will be able to interact with students studying the following courses:
    • Understanding Abuse and Trauma
    • Counselling and Psychotherapy
    • Understanding Eating Disorders
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
    • Mental Health and Psychiatry
    • Working with a Diagnosis of Personality Disorder

    Your tutor will provide all the details of how to get onto this forum if you decide to order the course.

    How does the course work?

    We send you the complete course by courier and you complete a series of assignments which you e-mail to your tutor for marking. There is no word count for these however you have to prove to your tutor you have fully understood the question.

    Course Outline
    • What is an Addiction?
    • Drug Addiction
    • Drug Classifications
    • Alternative Names
    • Alcohol Addiction
    • Effect of Drinking
    • Gambling Addiction
    • Shopping Addiction
    • Sex Addiction
    • Causes of Addiction
    • Diagnosis
    • Treatment
    • Treatment: Medications
    • Legislation
    • Associated Conditions
    • Working as an Addiction Therapist
    • Therapist’s Toolbox
    • Useful Tools
    • Resources
    • Glossary
    • Useful Contacts
    • Addiction
    • References

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