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Overview of addiction.

This online training course consists of five bitesize sessions, which will provide you will an overview of addiction, withdrawal, recovery and treatment. As part of this training, you will gain knowledge on the theories of addiction, the development of addiction, the brain’s reward pathways, and withdrawal from addictive substances. You will also, explore the concepts surrounding the recovery of addictive substances including abstinence, harm reduction, relapse, and treatment and support options.

12-Steps Recovery from Addiction Programme

This online training course consists of five bitesize sessions, where you will learn about the 12-Steps programme for recovery from addiction. As part of the training, you will explore the background of the 12-Steps programme, its key concepts and identify methods of application. Each bitesize session will lead you through each of the 12-Steps and introduce you to important concepts such as ‘powerlessness over addictions,’ ‘higher power,’ ‘moral inventories,’ ‘mindful inquiry,’ ‘process of recovery,’ ‘supporting others.’


12 Steps and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Approaches in Treatment for Addiction

This online training course consists of five bitesize sessions, where you will learn about the key principles and benefits of 12-Steps and CBT programmes in treatment for substance addiction and misuse. As part of the training, you will examine the background to 12-Steps and CBT approaches. You will also explore the research evidence supporting 12-Steps and CBT approaches in treatment for addiction, the criticisms of each approach, and the similarities and conflicts between 12-Steps and CBT.

Caring for Individuals with Substance Misuse/Addiction Disorders.

This online training course consists of five bitesize sessions, which cover the issues surrounding those caring for loved ones/family members with substance misuse/addiction problems. As part of this training you will explore the characteristics substances of use and misuse, the different types of carers, the effects of addiction on the family, and getting help and support for carers and those with substance misuse/addictive disorders.


Co-occurrence of Substance Misuse and Mental Health Disorders.

This online training course consists of five bitesize sessions, which cover the co-occurrence of substance misuse and mental health disorders. As part of this training, you will explore the relationships and triggers associated with co-occurring substance misuse and other mental health conditions. You will also examine the various mental ill health conditions and psychiatric disorders that may coexist with substance dependency and misuse, treatment options, and barriers to treatment and recovery.


Behavioural Addictions and Compulsions.

This is a single online course, which examines non-substance behavioural addictions. As part of this training, you will learn about the characteristics of non-substance behavioural addictions and compulsions and their classifications as psychological conditions. You will also explore various types of non-substance behavioural addictions, and options for treatment, care and support.

Socioeconomic Costs of Addiction.

This is a single online course, which explores the socioeconomic costs of addiction. As part of this training, you will examine the health costs of alcohol and drug misuse and dependency, including harms, hospital admissions and mortalities, and the associated financial and social costs. You will also learn about the harms and safeguarding risks to families living with and supporting those with alcohol and drug misuse and dependency problems. Finally, you will learn about reducing the risks associated with alcohol and drug misuse and dependency through treatment and support services.