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Certificate in Understanding Addiction

Certificate in Understanding Addiction


The Certificate in Understanding Addiction has been specifically designed for those who want to develop key foundation level knowledge and understanding in the area of addiction.

The certificate is an ideal introduction to the world of addiction, offering participants the opportunity to explore and distinguish between substance misuse, abuse and addiction and identifying and assessing the merits of key theoretical developments in the field of addiction.

Why study addiction with Griffith College?

This part-time Certificate in Understanding Addiction is designed for those who have little or no professional experience but wish to extend their knowledge prior to undertaking more advanced educational training in counselling at degree level. It is also relevant for healthcare professionals, teachers, social workers, managers, customer services, sports coaches and others.

  • Students will gain practical experience in all aspects of counselling which can later be applied both personally and professionally.
  • Students will learn key life skills including the value of respect and genuineness and listening and understanding communication.
  • Classes conducted on a part-time basis, comprising of one evening a week for eight weeks.
  • Small class sizes ensure that you get the one-on-one attention needed to perfect your counselling skills.
  • Graduates have the option to apply for further higher-level studies in the field.

Intake Dates

We run one intake for this course.

  • September*

*subject to sufficient numbers



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