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Addiction is a curse for human society. It can ruin a whole society easily. The Psychology and Therapy of Addictions course is designed for the people who want to help the addicted people and their family.

Throughout the course, you will explore the techniques of counselling and therapy for people with addictions. You will learn about the Alcoholic parents and their children and how to deal with them. As the course proceeds, you will be familiarised with the treatments for drug addiction. The course also illustrates how to become a ‘substance misuse worker’. You will know about co-dependency and relapse.

By finishing the course, you will be able to start your counselling career and ready to help addicted people to their recovery.

What Will I Learn?

  • Work as a ‘helper’ who specialises in alcohol- and drug addictions
  • Help someone they know who is struggling with their addiction


  • Have an interest in helping to people with addictions
  • Internet connection for taking this cours

Who is the target audience?

  • A beginner with an interest in ‘Addiction therapies’ or ‘Addiction psychology’
  • No previous academic experience is required, only genuine desire to learn!

Course Curriculum

Introduction: About instructor & the course FREE 00:02:00
Theories of Addiction
The Moral Model FREE 00:06:00
The Psychological Model FREE 00:07:00
The Medical / Disease Model 00:09:00
The Socio-Cultural Model 00:05:00
Addiction Treatments
Pharmacotherapy 00:03:00
The Minnesota Model 00:04:00
Counselling and Therapy 00:07:00
Harm Reduction Model 00:05:00
Treatments in Practice 00:05:00
Addiction in Society
Drug policies, Legislation and Decriminalisation 00:09:00
Community change, Outreach, Harm Reduction or Abstinence 00:06:00
Alcohol and Drug education 00:06:00
Alcohol- and drug related issues in the workplace 00:05:00
Addiction in Families
Codependency, Children of alcoholic families, parenting styles, family factors 00:08:00
Relapse for families, ‘letting go’, dependent attitudes and dependent behaviours 00:05:00
Al-Anon 00:05:00
The Intervention Approach 00:05:00
Working with Addiction
Why be a ‘helper’ 00:03:00
‘Helper’ qualities and attitudes 00:04:00
Counselling / ‘helping’ skills 00:04:00


This course is for anyone who's interested in this topic and wants to learn more about it. This course will also help you gain potential professional skills.

No prior qualifications are needed to take this course.

You can study this course from wherever and whenever you want. You can study at your own pace and from any device. Just log in to your account from any device and start learning!

Yes, there is a test at the end of the course. Once you’ve completed all the modules of the course, you will have to give a multiple-choice test. The questions will be based on the topics of the modules you studied. And of course, you can take the test at any time, from any device and from anywhere you want.

Don’t worry if you fail the test, you can retake it as many times as you want.

You don’t have to wait a minute after your payment has been received, you can begin immediately. You will create your login details during the checkout process and we will also send you an email confirming your login details.

We make the payment process easy for you. You can either use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Solo cards or PayPal account to pay for the online course. We use the latest SSL encryption for all transactions, so your order is safe and secure.

After you complete the course, you’ll immediately receive a free printable PDF certificate. Hard Copy certificate is also available, and you can get one for just £9! You may have to wait for 3 to 9 days to get the hard copy certificate.

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