This programme is designed for people who wish to gain an awareness of drug and alcohol misuse and practice methods of counselling clients who misuse substances. The objectives of the course are to enable learners to: (1) obtain a better understanding about drugs and alcohol misuse, (2) obtain knowledge about the different types of drugs available and their side effects and use, (3) obtain a better understanding why people take drugs, (4) gain a better understanding about why people use Alcohol, (5) find out what treatment is available in your area and how to access it, (6) find out how to set up a drug or alcohol abuse treatment programme in your area, and to (7) understand the principles of drug and alcohol misuse counselling.
Students receive a course manual, assignments and studyguide plus Tutor support. The course documentation for this NCFE accredited course is detailed and easy to read. Your Tutor will support you throughout the duration of the course. Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that support is available for your course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.
Topics Covered in this Course
Unit 1: Introduction
Understanding Social use from Substance Abuse, Alcoholism and Addiction
Social Drinking and Drug Abuse
Alcoholism and Drug Addiction
Alcohol and Drug Use Management
Information on Drugs imports in the European Union
Unit 2: The A-Z of drugs - effects, risks and the law
The effects of drugs
The risks associated with drugs
The law relating to drugs
Unit 3: Alcohol Abuse
The effect of Alcohol on the Human Body
Alcohol and Crime
Unit 4: Why People use Drugs and Alcohol
Attitudes About Drugs
Drug Prevention and Awareness
Unit 5: Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Awareness
Drug and Alcohol Prevention Programmes
Unit 6: The Basics of Counselling
What is counselling
Who is a Counsellor
When is a Counsellor not ready to Council
Who needs counselling
Ten Steps to Counselling
Guidelines for good practice and care
Unit 7: Traditional Counselling Styles
What are the different types of Traditional Counselling
Who goes to Counselling
Unit 8: Counselling for Alcohol Problems
What are alcohol problems?
What causes alcohol problems?
Identifying alcohol problems
When a client may seek counselling
The aims of alcohol problems counselling
The therapeutic approach to treating alcohol problems
Unit 9: Counselling for Substance Misuse
What is substance abuse?
What causes substance abuse
Identifying substance abuse
When a client may seek counselling
The aims of substance abuse counselling
Tools of the counsellor
The therapeutic process
Other considerations for the substance abuse counsellor
Who should complete this course?
People considering a career in Counselling.
Parents, Teachers and Youth workers.
People who wish to gain an introductory qualification in Drug and Alcohol Counselling and wish to study at their own pace, and in their own time.
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
This course is assessed through a series of tutor marked assignments. There is no exam with this course.
At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a level 3 NCFE Award certificate in Drug and Alcohol Counselling. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.