Substance Misuse Courses

Build a deeper understanding of addiction & substance misuse with online courses from experienced healthcare professionals.

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The requirements to become an addiction therapist will vary depending on where you live and the particular roles you’re interested in. Generally speaking, to become an addict-qualified therapist or counsellor, you’ll need:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • A postgraduate qualification in counselling or therapy
  • Specialist courses and CPD training in addiction and treatment
  • Experience working or volunteering with people who suffer from substance misuse

Substance misuse and addiction courses cover many different aspects of addiction, including:

  • Neurobiology and the science of addiction
  • Social conditions that relate to substance misuse
  • Mental health and how it relates to addiction
  • The physical impact of addiction and withdrawal
  • Identifying signs of substance misuse
  • Strategies for intervention and support

There are a variety of roles available to support those who live with substance misuse. Some of the main fields include:

  • Healthcare – nurses and doctors
  • Mental health – therapists, counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists
  • Social care – social worker, care worker, support worker

If you’re looking for a flexible way to progress a career in health and social care while improving services for those living with addiction, our substance misuse courses could be perfect for you.

They can also be a great tool for people who have either experienced addiction themselves or know someone who has.

Learn how addiction works and effective ways to support individuals in need

Enhance your knowledge of substance misuse with online healthcare courses that break down the physical and mental health effects on those who live with it. Understand addiction from a scientific perspective as you discover the neurobiology of addiction, the physiological response to drugs and alcohol and how to overcome patient barriers when treating substance misuse.

Guided by experts, you’ll learn how to more effectively manage the complex needs of people living with substance misuse. From identifying addiction to referring individuals for treatment, we highlight key ethical and safety concerns so you can improve care delivery and patient wellbeing.

Acquire the skills and credentials to jumpstart a career in addiction and recovery services

Our online courses will broaden your knowledge of addiction and equip you with key skills and strategies for a career in healthcare, nursing, and social care. Whether you’re looking for a promotion or a new role, our flexible online courses will enable you to learn at your own pace and improve your CV.

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