Addiction is a dangerous disease that takes many forms, including behavioural, substance abuse, and impulse control. Regardless of its form, however, addiction comes with negative consequences like destruction of families and livelihoods, injuries, and even death. Fortunately, addiction is a disease that can be managed and treated. There are numerous approaches and interventions that are proven to help people overcome their addiction and live productive lives. One of these is counselling—an approach that aims to identify and correct the problem by removing troubled thinking, empowering individuals, and enabling them to explore their issues and identifying potential solutions to their addiction.
This course will arm you with important information about addiction and addiction counselling. It will first explain what addiction means, how it develops, and what its associated risks are. It will then tackle addiction counselling concepts, including its models, methodologies, and treatment modalities. The course will also take you through the processes involved in addiction counselling, showing you how they are carried out and what skills and tools are needed to implement them.
he primary objectives of the addiction counselling terminology certification course are to: (a) help you know what addiction is, how it develops, what forms it comes in, and how it affects individuals and the people around them; (b) familiarise you with addiction counselling theories, models, terminology, and methodologies; (c) demonstrate to you how addiction counselling works; and (d) assist you in developing the necessary skills to provide addiction counselling services to those who need them the most.