Understanding Addiction

3 days and 2 nights at the college

Monday 18th - Wednesday 20th March 2024


Being able to understand and support  somebody through the impact of addiction can be both rewarding and challenging. This course will help you to understand addiction and how to support others


This course could be FREE to you. Take a look at our fees page here


Level 1

Please note:

We understand that you may have recently experienced some of the topics covered in this course, which could potentially affect your readiness to engage with certain subject matter.  Because your well-being is of the utmost importance to us we would like to stress that this training course is not designed for personal therapy.  To help you identify if you are ready for this course at this time, we will contact you for an informal chat before the course, to ensure that you are fully aware of the course content and to assess your suitability for the programme.”

If you work with or wish to be able to support people who are in addiction you may recognise there are many barriers to hinder us from fulfilling our potential. You may have personal and direct experience of addiction and would like to know if this is an area you could help others in. Being able to understand and support  somebody through the impact of addiction can be both equally rewarding and challenging.  You may be at the beginning of your journey and would like to know if the area of addiction is right for you. Perhaps people have told you that you would make a good drug worker and you have a natural ability to help people open up. This course is a basic introduction to Understanding Addiction and on completion, you gain a Certificate from Fircroft College.

You will cover:

  • The physical, emotional and psychological effects of addiction on an individual
  • The effects that addiction may have on family, friends and society.
  • Possible causes of addiction.
  • Some of the agencies that offer help and information.

Hopefully, you will feel clearer about whether Addiction is a career area you would like to pursue further

Entry Requirements

You must be working at Entry Level 3 literacy or above