Substance Abuse Counseling Introductory Course

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Substance Abuse Counseling Introductory Course
Substance Abuse Counseling Introductory Course
What you'll learn
  • Gain the foundational knowledge needed to start working as a substance abuse counselor
  • Integrate previous learned knowledge, skills and training into your work with people struggling from substance use disorders
  • Understand causes of substance use disorders
  • Understand post-acute withdrawal syndrome and how to deal with a client who's experiencing this
  • Understand addictive thinking
  • Understand adjuncts to AoD treatment



  • Basic computer skills

This course teaches the foundation knowledge needed to work with individuals struggling with substance use disorders. It will prepare an aspiring substance use counselor for more advanced counseling courses in the chemical dependency field. It discusses causes and theories of addiction, addictive thinking, post-acute withdrawal syndrome, and adjuncts to substance abuse and alcohol treatment recovery.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone interested in substance abuse counseling as a profession
  • Anyone with a career in counseling, case management or another profession that will require the to work with people struggling with substance use disorders
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Counseling Students




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